Pope Francis Kisses Severely Disfigured Man And Prays With Him

Pope Francis blessed a man with facial deformities during today’s general audience at the Vatican.

1. Pope Francis was departing St. Peter’s Square after Wednesday’s general audience when he saw a severely disfigured man amidst the crowd of worshippers.

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3. Ignoring the deformities covering the man’s face and neck, Pope Francis descended from his vehicle, walked to the sick man, and kissed him on the forehead.

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5. The pope then laid his hands on the man’s head and began to pray.

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