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A Once in a Lifetime Blessing


A once in a lifetime blessing was bestowed on Francesca Amato, daughter of Michael and Bianca. Michael, Bianca and Francesca, members of Saint Martin of Tours Parish of San Jose, were watching the Pope come near them on March 15. As the Pope drove by one of the security guards plucked Francesca (named after Saint Francis) from the crowd and brought her to Pope Francis. He proceeded to bless her and give her a kiss; then he blessed Michael and Bianca.