This is how Pope Francis was welcomed by volunteers and more than 1,000 people in need who participated in the World Day of the Poor luncheon.
The music of an Italian composer and orchestrator, Ennio Morricone, played in the background as the Pope walked with a cane until he found his table and extended a blessing.
Let us pray together to the Lord that he bless us, bless the meals and bless this time of fellowship all together and acompany us in life.
It is customary for the Paul VI Audience Hall to have a festive atmosphere on these occasions, as it is rare to have lunch with a host like the Pope. The first course was cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach in parmesan sauce. This is how Pope Francis ended the 7th World Day of the Poor.