Pope Francis has welcomed eight children, who had arrived from Libya and are from different conflict-struck nations, on his Popemobile at the start of today’s General Audience, May 15, 2019.
This was noted by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, in a brief statement.
“The Holy Father, during his passage among the faithful, before the general audience, welcomed eight children who had arrived from Libya upon his popemobile.”
These children, the Vatican Spokesman said, arrived through the April 29 “humanitarian corridor,” “by boat.”
“They are of different nationalities – including Syria, Nigeria and Congo,” and “are currently accommodated with their families at the “Mondo Migliore” Center in Rocca di Papa and followed by the “Auxilium” Cooperative,” added Alessandro Gisotti.
In the Pope’s final remarks to Italian-speaking pilgrims, Francis also gave them and their families present, a special mention.