Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd

U.S. | 8/21/2019 | Reuters Editorial
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd.

The girl, wearing a pink T-shirt reading “Love,” slipped away from her mother at the front of the audience hall and reached the big marble stage. She pranced back and forth in front of him, jumped, and occasionally let go a loud, sharp clap.

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Francis signaled to security to let her be. The girl returned to her mother, who tried to keep her still, but only to slip away again and go back to the stage, drawing applause from the crowd...
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