Pope Francis and the little boy who wouldn’t leave the stage [VIDEO]


Seriously, Pope Francis’ natural impulses just always seem to be humble, playful, loving. This past weekend, as part of the Year of Faith celebrations, there was an event with a bunch of children on stage with the pope. When one little boy wouldn’t leave and seemed fascinated with Pope Francis, several cardinals tried at different points to usher him off, but Francis seemed delighted. Above is a video of some of the interactions.

But my favorite moment by far (unfortunately not in the video), is this: when the pope began his speech at the podium and the boy wouldn’t leave his side, Francis came up with a way to keep the boy entertained. He sat the little boy on the papal throne!

Adorable!! And the little boy too.

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Phil Fox Rose is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the editor of Paraclete Press; coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of New York, helping promote centering prayer, which has been his contemplative practice for nearly 20 years. Raised atheist by ex-Mormons, Phil has journeyed through Quakerism, deep ecology, Buddhism and Catholicism. Now he's a congregant, presider, cook and leadership team chair at St. Lydia's, an awesome dinner church in Brooklyn, NY, and spends as much time in nature as possible. Phil has been a political party leader, videographer, tech journalist, punk roadie, software designer, sheepherder, stockbroker and downtempo radio DJ. A common thread is the process of learning about stuff, figuring it out and then sharing that understanding with others. Follow Phil by RSS feed, email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.