Come On In, Get Comfy! Pope Francis’ Relaxed Attitude Means That People Are Taking His Seat

Pope Francis with child in his chair

Pope Francis continues to surprise and charm with his warmth and hospitality. I see a meme developing:  Pope giving up his chair to someone…. a soldier, an athlete, a child…. and choosing to stand. Back in April, when we were just getting to know him, Pope Francis brought a chair (and a sandwich!) outside to a member of the Swiss Guard who had been assigned to guard his doorway at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. In June, Pope Francis invited 17-year-old Alberto di Tullio, who has Down … [Read more...]


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