Heart Warming Story Of Pope Granting Child's Wish

Heart Warming Story of Pope Granting Child’s Wish

Heart Warming Story Of Pope Granting Child's Wish

Pope Francis Went Above and Beyond to Give Child Cured of Leukemia His Dream

12-year-old Peter Lombardi wanted a kiss. Born with Down Syndrome, in 2015 he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Things looked bleak.

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The Make-A-Wish foundation came and asked what dream they could help him fulfill. Peter pointed to the television and said he wanted a kiss from the man on the TV in front of a cheering audience. That man was Pope Francis.

While the foundation was unable to grant that wish (instead he was able to battle Darth Vader with a lightsaber), the family was able to make the wish come true on their own. Celebrating Peter’s defeat of Leukemia, the family came to the Vatican for a multiple week vacation.

While the family was watching the Pope doing the General Audience blessing in St. Peter’s Square, Peter was finally able to get a kiss and blessing from Pope Francis. Not only that, the Pope gave Peter a ride in the Pope Mobile around the Square and gave him a crown made of balloons as was requested by the boy.

The family was beyond ecstatic saying they would have been happy just to have seen the Pope.

Pope Francis has a history of having a deeply personal and meaningful connection with individuals in public settings.


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