disabled boy http://ripr.org en Disabled RI Boy Kissed by Pope Francis http://ripr.org/post/disabled-ri-boy-kissed-pope-francis <p>The image of a Johnston, Rhode Island boy being cradled and kissed by Pope Francis has brought people around the world to tears. Now, his parents are speaking out about the extraordinary encounter.</p><p>It happened Easter morning after Mass. Among the thousands of people who thronged St. Peter’s Square to see newly installed Pope Francis, the pontiff chose to stop his Popemobile to hug eight-year-old Dominic Gondreau of Johnston.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:59:05 +0000 Flo Jonic 12952 at http://ripr.org