I can understand why parents want the Pope to kiss their babies. So they can brag, “Little Tommy was kissed by the Pope; he won’t do drugs when he grows up. Little Max was only kissed by a deacon when he was an infant, so who knows with him.” But politicians? Yeah, what’s the deal with having politicians kissing babies?
Oh, and Happy belated birthday, Msgr. Gänswein. I got you something really nice but I’m waiting to deliver it in person.