A 5-year-old girl in a brilliantly colored dress and braids who was handed up to Pope Francis for a blessing.
Date: 2013-11-06 20:27:14 By: Cinthya Lara Via: starMedia
Take a look to the shocking pictures of Pope Francis praying, hugging and kissing a sick disfigured man covered in boils.
These pictures of Pope Francis hugging and embracing a man in a critical condition with his face disfigured covered in ulcers with a critical skin condition similar to leper, are showing the world what faith means.
The images have surprised people from all religions, claiming Pope Francis really portraits what Jesus is all about, love.
This is what the Catholic News Agency reported about the heartbreaking encounter:
The man was identified as suffering from neurofibromatosis, which causes great pain and can result in paralysis, impaired vision, deafness, mental retardation, migraines and even cancer. Treatment of the condition is very complicated.
People with this disease – which is genetic and not contagious – often face discrimination because of their appearance.
As he carried out his typical greeting of pilgrims at the conclusion of the general audience, Pope Francis paused for several minutes to receive the sick man in his arms.