Pope Francis embraces autistic boy at Campobasso

(AGI) Campobasso, July 5 - An autistic boy, among the sick whotravelled to Campobasso Cathedral to meet the Pope on Saturday,was warmly embraced by the pontiff. The boy's mother said herson hardly ever reacted to external stimuli but enjoyedwatching Pope Francis on television, and so she had askedArchbishop Bregantini to take him along. Pope Francis blessed awooden cross presented by a woman, asking her to pray for him.. .

(AGI) Campobasso, July 5 - An autistic boy, among the sick whotravelled to Campobasso Cathedral to meet the Pope on Saturday,was warmly embraced by the pontiff. The boy's mother said herson hardly ever reacted to external stimuli but enjoyedwatching Pope Francis on television, and so she had askedArchbishop Bregantini to take him along. Pope Francis blessed awooden cross presented by a woman, asking her to pray for him.. .