Boy hangs with Pope Francis

Pope Francis touches the head of a child as he addresses pilgrims Saturday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. He addressed an estimated 100,000 people taking part in a Year of Faith celebration of family life. (CNS/Reuters/L'Osservatore Romano)

"Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16

Thousands of Catholic families from around the world gathered at the Vatican over the weekend to celebrate the Year of Faith with Pope Francis.

A small group of children was invited to sit on the pope's platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.

Pope Francis was visibly amused when one child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.

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