- Associated Press - Saturday, August 19, 2017

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Catholic school in western Kentucky received a special visit from a Vatican official who is in town to view the solar eclipse.

The Kentucky New Era reports Vatican Observatory Director Guy Consolmagno visited the school at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville on Friday. Consolmagno is in town to view Monday’s solar eclipse and to give a presentation at the church on Sunday night

The tiny western Kentucky town is the point of greatest eclipse and is expected to draw thousands of people to watch the event on Monday. That includes Consolmagno, who conducts astronomical studies for the Vatican and says he has never witnessed a total solar eclipse.

Church member Oscar Nicanor told the newspaper never thought he would ever meet anyone from the Vatican.


Information from: Kentucky New Era, https://www.kentuckynewera.com

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