Pope Francis allowed a little girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed Wednesday, August 21, clapping and dancing on the stage during most of his general audience. The girl, wearing a pink T-shirt reading “Love,” slipped away from her mother at the front of the audience hall and reached the big marble stage. She pranced back and forth in front of the pope, jumped, and occasionally gave a loud, sharp clap.
Francis signaled to security to let her be. The girl returned to her mother, who tried to keep her still, but the girl would then slip away again and go back to the stage, drawing applause from the crowd in the Vatican’s audience hall. From Reuters.