'Unruly' Little Boy Makes a Scene before Pope Francis

By Mei Manuel, November 29, 2018 23:11 PM

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On Wednesday, a little boy took the spotlight from Pope Francis as he escaped his mother's hold and ran into the papal podium as the pope conducted his general audience. The child even tugged the hands of one of the Swiss guards and played behind the pontiff's chair.

The boy's mother briefly spoke to the pope as she tried to pull the child away, saying that he was mute. Pope Francis told her to let him continue playing.

"This child cannot speak. He is mute. But he can communicate," the pope told hundreds of pilgrims. "And he has something that got me thinking: he is free. Unruly ... but he is free," he added to laughter.

"Let's ask the grace (of God) that he may speak."

According to the boy's mother, the family came from Argentina to see the pope. When she left the stage, the pope leaned towards Bishop Georg Ganswein who was sitting beside him and whispered "He is Argentinian. Undisciplined."

 

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