Pope Francis Blesses a Three-Year-Old and Her Daycare Center

Pope Francis has a kiss for 3-year-old Alice Maria Rocca

On June 3, 2013, Pope Francis welcomed 2,000 pilgrims from the Province of Bergamo, birthplace of Pope John XXIII, to Rome on the 50th anniversary of his death. Among the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica that evening was the Rocca family from the small town of Osio Sopra, with their three-year-old daughter Alice Maria.  The perky little girl with her short bobbed hair hoped she’d have a chance to see Pope Francis in person; and she was not disappointed.  When the pope passed … [Read more...]