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Others like Carolina, make it a point to attend the general audience with her children.

"I brought them here so the kids could see him. They had already seen him in Argentina, but now he's the Pope and they can see him in Rome.”

Both mom and dad are quite proud of the name they chose for their youngest son.

"His name is Francisco.  Hopefully he will have the same characteristics as Pope Francis. Even if it's just a little, I'll be happy.”

But it's not just about making an international trip and waving their flag. They say they also came for a spiritual lesson.

"Today's message: We must pray to the Holy Spirit. We must have patience even when it's challenging. Nothing is impossible for the Holy Spirit. Nothing is impossible for God.”


Among the crowds, there was also an Olympian. Julio Alsogaray who does wind sailing professionally,  came to St. Peter's Square, with his girlfriend, to see the Pope.

"I'm here in Italy for the Olympic Wind Sailing competition. So, when we heard that Pope Francis was going to hold his general audience, we decided to just drive down.”

He says the country is quite proud that the Pope is Argentinian. He says he has good memories of the work Cardinal Bergoglio undertook. 

"He always went to the slums in Argentina. He washed the feet of prisoners. He was always with people. It's not just a stereotype. He would actually be out with average people.”

So now the entire family and especially little Francisco are ready to go back home. But at least when he grows up, he can say that at the young age of two, he saw the Pope with his family.


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