(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday met with a group of children who arrived at the Vatican aboard the “Children’s Train.” The event was organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture in association with the Italian national railway.
The200 boys and girls were children of men and women imprisoned in Rome, Latina, Bari, and Trani.
The them e of the event was "Flight", since the day offered the children a chance to "fly away" and escape with fantasy from their daily reality, the confines of the prison wall and forced separation from their families.
In accordance with this theme, the children greeted Pope Francis with multicoloured kites.
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