Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pop Francis and Dominic on Easter Sunday

I watched one of the Spanish television channels on Easter Sunday, because EWTN was not working on my cable system.

I missed the Mass but did catch Pope Francis, as he made his way around the crowds and would stop and kiss a baby or hold a disabled person. 

Here is the story of Dominc, a child with CP, and his encounter with Pope Francis. 

A Rhode Island couple has revealed how they were moved to tears when Pope Francis kissed their disabled eight-year-old son in front of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday.
Paul and Christina Gondreau of Johnston and their five children, including son Dominic who suffers from cerebral palsy, attended Easter Mass at the Vatican.

An usher directed Dominic and his mother to an area designated for handicapped children, said Paul Gondreau, a theology professor at Providence College who is teaching this semester in Rome.
When the pope's vehicle arrived, the usher motioned to the driver to stop and with the help of the mother, held the boy up to Pope Francis, who took the boy in his arms and kissed him.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302984/Rhode-Island-parents-moved-tears-Pope-Francis-kisses-disabled-son-8-Easter-Mass.html#ixzz2PL1f1NY7


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