Teen cancer patient performs stirring rendition of ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Feb. 16, 2016) — People often ask why papal trips matter. The faces of the children Pope Francis met at a hospital in Mexico on Sunday are a pretty good answer.
At Federico Gomez Pediatric Hospital in Mexico City, Pope Francis prayed, hugged and even doled out medicine to a little boy.

In the cancer ward, a young patient sang a beautiful a capella version of “Ave Maria” to the pontiff.

The Pope is in Mexico through February 17, when he will celebrate Mass near the U.S. border in Juarez. That part of the five-day trip has generated some criticism from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s