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.

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

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

Pope Francis

@Pontifex

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

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

Pope Francis

@Pontifex

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

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