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Pope Francis Embraces Man With A Disfigured Face During Weekly Audience

Weeks after the pope kissed and prayed with a man suffering from neorofibromatosis, he once again took time to bless a man with severe facial deformities.

1. After Wednesday’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis once again took the time to meet with a severely disfigured man.

Evandro Inetti / ZUMA PRESS

2. The pope hugged the man and blessed him.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

3. Pope Francis has embraced the long-standing tradition of popes to greet disabled men, women and children after general audiences.

Evandro Inetti / ZUMA PRESS

4. Earlier this week, the pope tweeted this poignant message to his more than three million followers:


Pope Francis

@Pontifex

The Saints were not superhuman. They were people who loved God in their hearts, and who shared this joy with others.

/ Via

Pope Francis

@Pontifex

To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
Contact Ellie Hall at ellie.hall@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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