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Pope Francis - Fortune

As he begins the fifth year of his papacy, the first Latin American pope continues to inspire and surprise as he reconciles the conflicting demands of traditionalism and modernity within the Catholic faith. Last spring, in a publication titled Amoris ...and more »

Hats Off: Three-Year-Old Pilgrim Pinches Pope's Skullcap - Newsweek

Pope Francis is regularly pictured laying his hands on the heads of faithful followers to impart a blessing. But on Wednesday, it was the pope himself who had hands laid on his head by a three-year-old visitor to the Vatican. And the fleet-fingered ...and more »

Man takes his young goddaughter to see the Pope and she steals his hat - The Independent

A man took his young goddaughter to meet to Pope Francis, only to watch in horror as she stole the Pontiff's hat. Three-year-old Estella Westrick, from Atlanta, Georgia, was visiting the weekly papal audience with her family and godfather, Mountain ...and more »

Young American girl steals Pope Francis' hat - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Vatican City — It took a split second for him to realize what happened. As Pope Francis leaned forward to give Estella Westrick a kiss on the cheek as he greeted the faithful on St. Peter's Square, the 3-year-old from Georgia caused a sensation by ...and more »

World needs those who can bring God's hope, consolation, pope says - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Vatican City — Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. God "never tires of loving us" as he "takes care of us, dressing our wounds with the ...and more »

Austria will double the amount it pays refugees who volunteer to leave - The Local Austria

Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers. They would be offered $1,000 ($1,080) instead of 500 euros, ...and more »

Pope Francis: When we want to give up, God helps us persevere - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in ...and more »

Watch This Sneaky Little Girl Casually Steal the Pope's Hat - TIME

The beneficent Pope Francis was in for a surprise while distributing his blessings to a crowd of well-wishers outside the Vatican on Wednesday. When he went to bestow a kiss on a girl being held up for his papal attention, the mischievous child decided ...and more »

Young girl steals Pope Francis's skullcap - The Guardian

Blogger posts video of girl grabbing pontiff's headgear, known as a zucchetto, before giving it back. Angela Giuffrida in Rome. Wed 22 Mar 2017 11.13 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Mar 2017 09.24 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »

This Little Girl Gave the Pope a Festive Welcome—and It's Going Viral - Vanity Fair

Pope Francis got a particularly special welcome from a young visitor in Vatican City on Wednesday. When the pope leaned in for a hug from the child, who per TMZ is named Estella Westrick, Westrick reached her hands up—and removed his hat. The moment ...and more »