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Boy hangs with Pope Francis

  • Pope Francis touches the head of a child as he addresses pilgrims Saturday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. He addressed an estimated 100,000 people taking part in a Year of Faith celebration of family life. (CNS/Reuters/L'Osservatore Romano)
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"Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16

Thousands of Catholic families from around the world gathered at the Vatican over the weekend to celebrate the Year of Faith with Pope Francis.

A small group of children was invited to sit on the pope's platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.

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Pope Francis was visibly amused when one child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.

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