It’s not every day children’s voices can be heard in the Courtyard of St. Damasus in the Apostolic Palace. But this weekend, that sound was a source of joy in the Vatican.
There were about 160 children. Some of them with disabilities exchanged questions with Pope Francis.
Out of the countries you’ve visited, which has changed the most because of your trip?
In each country I visit, I always see unique riches: this in this way, that way in another way… and this is the beauty of creation.
Also present were refugee children from Ukraine. One child asked the Pope if he was going to travel to Ukraine. Pope Francis told him that it was one of the issues he would discuss in the coming days with a group of Ukrainian government representatives.
These little ones were taking part in the “Children’s Train” initiative, which holds a meeting with the Pope every year.
After the meeting with Pope Francis, the children had a picnic lunch in the Vatican Gardens and then visited St. Peter’s Basilica.