Pope Francis Visits America

Pope Francis Halts Motorcade to Bless Boy with Cerebral Palsy

Pope Francis kisses Michael Keating, a 10-year-old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy, after arriving in Philadelphia on Sept. 26. Joseph Gidjunis / World Meeting of Families

Soon after arriving at the airport in Philadelphia on Saturday, Pope Francis brought his departing motorcade to a halt to kiss and bless a young boy in a wheelchair. Ten-year-old Michael Keating suffers from cerebral palsy and is the son of the band director of a Catholic high school that was performing at the welcoming for the pope. The moment was also captured on video.

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