We’ve reached the final four favorite moments of Francis Madness and it’s no surprise that the top 4 seeds made it here. This whole contest was a fun look back at Pope Francis’ best public moments of his first year, and these are four of the best. A simple yet mind-blowing statement of non-judgement during his famous unscripted airplane press conference; two big public showings of love and mercy; a fun, candid moment between himself and a little child: it’d be safe to venture that at least one of these things come to most people’s minds when you ask them about the pope’s first year.
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When Pope Francis said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
When Pope Francis embraced a man disfigured by neurofibromatosis.
When Francis made friends with a little boy who wandered onto stage during the pope’s address to a crowd of families. Click here to watch.
On Holy Thursday when Pope Francis washed, dried and kissed the feet of 12 inmates (2 Muslim, 2 women) at Casal del Marmo jail, a juvenile detention center.