Pope Francis received the credentials of the new ambassador of Peru to the Holy See, Maria Elvira Velasques. They spoke for a few minutes.
But the great star of the audience, without a doubt, was the diplomat's 89-year-old mother. Pope Francis was surprised she could travel at her age.
"Her daughter makes her travel all over the world.”
"Forgive me, but I am so emotional I can't speak.”
After the traditional exchange of gifts, Pope Francis made a familiar request.
"Pray for me.”
The mother was left speechless, but Ambassador Velasques spoke for her.
"My mother always prays for you.”