Pope Francis Invites Boy with Down Syndrome to Explore the Popemobile

Celestino di Tullo choked up when he saw Pope Francis approach his 17-year-old son, Alberto, during the Pope’s general audience yesterday.

Pope Francis walked up to the boy, who has down syndrome, and embraced him. When Alberto pointed to the Popemobile, the Holy Father invited him up to take a look. Alberto looked it over and took a brief spin in the Pope’s white chair before returning to his family.


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  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    God bless him. Our Holy Father is wonderful.

  • FW Ken

    A couple of lifetimes ago, I ran homes for adults with mental retardation. One of the houses was almost entirely middle-aged people with Downs. It’s east to get sentimental about them, but truthfully, they are some of the most delightful folks to know: funny, friendly, and sweet.