Pope Francis meets with refugee children

2016-08-03 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with a group of 65 child refugees from Syria and Eritrea on Wednesday during his General Audience.

The children are staying in the small town of Castelnuovo di Porto, located 25 kilometres north of Rome.

The children were wearing shirts saying “Grazie Papa Francesco” [Thank you, Pope Francis], and gave the Holy Father a large teddy bear. They also held up a sign saying “Our house is where peace resides.”

Pope Francis washed the feet of refugees from the Centre for Asylum Seekers at Castelnuovo di Porto on Holy Thursday in March.

(from Vatican Radio)