1 Nov 2013

The Pope and the boy!

From Rome Reports:

Images of a 6 year old boy who felt 'at home' during a Papal vigil are making their way across the globe. As Pope Francis addressed more than 100,000 people during the Day of the Family, the little boy seemed unphased. He hugged the Pope, sat in the papal chair and even decided to become an improvised 'master of ceremonies.'

The Pope's butler tried to sway him away from the Pope, by offering him some candy. The boy took the candy, but then pulled away. The Pope didn't seem bothered by the distractions.
The 6-year-old boy is from Colombia, but about a year ago he was adopted by an Italian family with the help of AiBi, 'Amici dei Bambini.' It's an institution that helps abandoned children find a family. With the boy's growing popularity, his mother gave the following statement:

“We hope that the blessing received by our son can reach all abandoned children throughout the world. Through this event, we want to emphasize every child's right to have a family and also the work carried out by the international adoption institution, AiBi. That's it. Nothing more.”
You can see photos from Vatican Radio Facebook HERE.
The Washington Post has a video and article - These photos of a boy and Pope Francis might restore your faith in the Catholic Church.

And as Chris over at Christopher Apologies reminds us, Papa Francis continuing a papal tradition:



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