On last Wednesday at the Papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, this man whose body is grossly deformed by neurofibromatosis, approached the Pope. A lesser man could have easily turned away in revulsion, but Pope Francis reached out to him , hugged him, kissed him and prayed with him.
From John Farrier www.neatorama.com
I am thinking that there are skeptics out there who might say that it was all for show, the cameras, positive publicity. Each week the faithful visitors of Roma gather at a number of 50,000 to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. I have been there many times, both in the Square and the building when the weather is cold for Rome! Well, it could be true, I guess, but none of the other Popes as fine a man as they may have been, had pictures of themselves with children hugging their legs and sitting in their chair or blessing a deformed man. All that I have heard of him especially setting aside the opulent lifestyle of the Vatican and living among the faithful…..appears that he is a Godly , loving man.