ROME — Oreste Tornani, a man with a severely disfigured face who was blessed by Pope Francis at a recent general audience, says he felt very close to the Holy Father at their encounter.
The two met briefly on Nov. 20, following the Pope’s address in St. Peter’s Square, as Pope Francis spent several minutes greeting the sick who were in attendance.
“The Pope speaks very simply, cordially and with a warm voice, and it’s nice to hear him,” Tornani told CNA.
“When I met him, he asked me how I was, how things were going, if I had any problems and where I was living,” he said.
During their encounter, Pope Francis kissed him and gave him a blessing, making a gesture towards heaven....READ MORE