Holy Father Pope Francis this weekend visited an elderly lady, whom he knows, in Rome’s Salario district on the Via Alessandria. The Pontiff arrived late on 28th July, afternoon, to pay a visit to the lady who is bedridden and had repeatedly invited the Holy Father to her home.

His Holiness Pope Francis stayed with the lady for around an hour, and was greeted as he left by a small crowd of local residents who had recognized his blue car. The Pontiff greeted the well-wishers, shaking hands and hugging them affectionately. He took a moment to play with a child, as a young woman sought to hold back tears of joy.

A sick man who lives in the same residential complex also made his way outside to receive the Holy Father’s blessing and words of comfort. After greeting everyone present, His Holiness Pope Francis blessed them and returned to the Vatican.