Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pope takes teen with Down Syndrome for 'joyride' in Mercedes

Boy goes for a spin after the Pope's Wednesday audience
Pope Francis greets Alberto di Tullio, 17, after letting him sit in the popemobile chair during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 19. Di Tullio, who has Down syndrome, was treated to a literal spin in the popemobile when the Pope turned the youth around in the white papal chair. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Tens of thousands of people watched as Pope Francis invited 17-year-old Alberto di Tullio for a literal spin in the white chair of the open-top Mercedes, according to a story by The Globe and Mail from The Associated Press.

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