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Boy Takes Stage with Pope Francis, Hugs Him

Updated: 10/30/2013 8:57 PM
Created: 10/30/2013 6:02 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

A young visitor to the Vatican is making headlines for sidling up to Pope Francis during a public event.

The boy approached the Pope, who gave him a little pat on the face. Then the boy even tried to get between the Pope and another man he was greeting. When that didn’t work, he joined Francis’ staff escorting a young girl to the Pope’s side.

The youngster even got to give Pope Francis a tight hug around the legs.


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