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Here’s what made the pope happy in Colombia

CARTAGENA,POPE FRANCIS

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CARTEGENA,COLOMBIA 10 SEPT, 2017: Pope Francis arrives to bless the cornerstone of the House for the Homeless and the work of Talitha Qum in St. Francis of Assisi Square in Cartegena, Colombia.

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 09/13/17

He says it was something he noted in each of the cities he visited

As is customary after a papal visit, the pope today dedicated his general audience to a recap of his trip, and he revealed something that he says he “liked a lot” about visiting Colombia.

Francis said that he found “so much joy” in Colombia during his Sept. 6-11 trip — “a people that is happy in the midst of suffering — suffering but joyful, a people with hope.”

“One of the things that most impressed me in all of the cities, among the people, was the dads and the moms with their children,” he continued. “They lifted up the children so that the pope could bless them — but also it was the pride in their children that you could see in their eyes, as if they were saying: ‘This child is our pride, she is our hope.’

“It made me think, a people capable of having children and capable of showing them off with pride, with hope, this people has a future. And I liked that a lot.”

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