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Child sends drawing and photo to the pope … and he responds with unforgettable message

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Gentileza José Calderero

Dolors Massot - published on 06/08/22

"Why don't you draw a picture for the pope and I'll send it to him?"

Pope Francis has written a letter to a 7-year-old Spanish boy. This gift his family received in the mailbox was the answer to little Diego, who days before had sent the pope a drawing he had made of the Risen Jesus.

Diego’s letter to Pope Francis, besides being a surprise in itself, contains a precious message: it talks about soccer, grandparents, family … Why did the pope answer?

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