Pope Francis and the Little Child

Pope Francis and child

Pope Francis addressed families in St. Peter Square at the Vatican last Saturday. There’s a video of the event, but it is four hours long.

One of the highlights was a little boy who became attached to the pope, and came to stand beside him on stage. When some cardinals tried to remove him, the pontiff allowed the child to stay.  The boy even got a little jealous when foreign dignitaries came up to meet the Pope (although, eventually, he took over the job of introducing the people to the Pope.).  Finally, when Pope Francis began to give his speech, he sat the boy down in his own seat, and continued on with the message.

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The charming sequence is captured in a series of gifs and photographs at Buzzfeed.

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