Boy Just Wants to Chill with Pope Francis on Stage

Just preaching to the church of adorable here.

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Today in viral photos: over the weekend, a brave little boy walked up to Pope Francis while he was giving a speech and hugged him. The youngster was part of a group of children who were invited to sit near the Pontiff as he addressed an audience of families in St. Peter’s Square during the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family at the Vatican on Oct. 26. The youngster wouldn’t leave the Pope’s side, even though cardinals tried to guide him off stage. But the Pope was cool about it and even let him sit in his big white chair at one point. That’s the spirit!

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9 comments
saramara
saramara

Yes Niel, you are a dumb moron and you're ignorant. Maybe you (unconsciously) wanna get with a boy!

phoenician88
phoenician88

Francis seems to be a mensch, treating the little boy like a child instead of a disturbance.  Unfortunately he is surrounded by the traditional apparatchiks of the church hierarchy,  you know a bunch of schmucks more concerned with staging than substance.

NeilAllen
NeilAllen

Pope Benedict probably would have had sex with the boy

Beersheva
Beersheva

@NeilAllen Why did you have to write that? You couldn't just click off the page without making that comment?

rmr1409
rmr1409

@NeilAllen That is a disgusting thing to say.  Shame on you.

paul.merimee1
paul.merimee1

@NeilAllen Well there have been instances where priests have molested children both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have expressed their disgust at these priests and have excommunicated them. In no way shape or form is this a well thought out comment as you clearly have no real information about the Catholic Church other than what you see on the news.