ALL ABOARD! The Children’s Train Chugs Into Vatican City

Pope Francis works the crowd--hugging and kissing the children who've just arrived on the Children's Train

After his Sunday Angelus address on June 23, Pope Francis rushed over to the Vatican Train Station.  There, he welcomed 250 excited children between the ages of 6 and 10 who, with their families and teachers, journeyed aboard the “Children’s Train” from Milan to St. Peter’s Basilica.The children, red hats bobbing as they exited the train, were participants in an initiative of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the “Children’s Train: A Journey Through Beauty”.  The Children’s Train is par … [Read more...]