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Pope visits Rome residential center for troubled children

October 14, 2016

Pope Francis visited a Roman center for troubled children on October 14, as part of his series of gestures for the Year of Mercy.

The Pope made a surprise appearance at the SOS Village, a residential facility that houses young children with personal or family difficulties. He made a tour of the center, spoke with some of the children, and shared their snack before heading back to the Vatican.


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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Oct. 14, 2016 9:09 PM ET USA

    He is here today and there tomorrow. I wish he would stay home and take care of the shop. Then again, maybe it's better he stays of the road.