Pope Francis’ Wednesday audience began with a trip around St. Peter’s Square, greeting the faithful, including this young girl. It’s probably safe to say she’s the happiest kid in Italy after this double blessing from the Holy Father – she gets to meet him and take home his zucchetto (aka skull cap)!
Below is the Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis’ Wednesday General Audience:
Dear brothers and sisters, good day.
The season of Easter that we are living with joy, guided by the liturgy of the Church, is par excellence the time of the Holy Spirit, given to us “not by measure” (cf. John 3:34) by the crucified and risen Jesus. This time of grace ends with the feast of Pentecost, when the Church relives the outpouring of the Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles gathered in prayer in the Upper Room.