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Pope gives popemobile tour of St Peter’s Square to migrant children

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Pope gives popemobile tour of St Peter’s Square to migrant children


Pope gives popemobile tour of St Peter’s Square to migrant children

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The children toured St Peter’s Square with the Pope in his white open-topped jeep, ahead of Francis’ weekly audience with the faithful.

After the audience, the children gave the Pope a giant red heart-shaped banner with their signatures and the message: “Thank you Pope Francis.’’

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti tweeted a picture of it.

“Some of the children were flown to Italy in late April via a `humanitarian corridor’ backed by the Italian Interior Ministry.

“Others arrived via migrant boat a few months ago,’’ Gisotti said in a separate statement.

Gisotti said that the children from Syria, Nigeria and Congo, are being hosted in a Catholic shelter near Rome and looked after by a private charity.

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