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Watch Video – A Crying Boy Asks Pope Francis If His Dead Atheist Father Is In Heaven

Watch Video – A Crying Boy Asks Pope Francis If His Dead Atheist Father Is In Heaven

Pope Francis comforts little Emmanuel as he whispers his question to the Holy Father

During his visit to the parish of Saint Paul of the Cross, in the Corviale neighbourhood of Rome, Pope Francis met with the faithful before celebrating the Sunday Mass.
As is customary in his visits to Roman parishes, Pope Francis took the opportunity to meet with parishioners of St Paul of the Cross before celebrating Sunday Mass for the community.

Ahead of the liturgy, Pope Francis met with young children in catechism courses, as well as the elderly, the poor, and the sick members of the parish; and later heard the confessions of several people.

Most needy at centre of the parish

In his meeting with the elderly, the Holy Father spoke of the “duty” of the parish to be there for the people, “because those who have the greatest need are at the centre of the parish, and at the centre of the Gospel. Everyone faces difficulties in life, but our sorrows and difficulties should not allow us to take away our hope or our joy, the Pope said, “because Jesus has come to ‘ransom’ our wounds with His wounds.” This, he said, is our joy, “Jesus has paid for us, He is close to us, He wants what is good for us.”

Jesus’ ability to change hearts

Pope Francis began his visit with a question and answer session with some of the children of the parish. In a light-hearted exchange, he promised to answer a question about his favourite Bible passage when the children agreed to read it when they got home. He proceeded to tell the story of the conversion of Matthew, which he said “shows the power of Jesus to change a heart.”

All are children of God

When one little girl asked whether those who are not baptized are children of God, the Pope said, “We are all children of God. Everyone! Everyone!” – good people and bad, even those who follow other religions, even Mafiosi. “God has created everyone,” he said. “He loves everyone, and has placed in the hearts of everyone a conscience to recognize what is good, and distinguish it from what is evil.” But when we are baptized, he said, “the Holy Spirit enters into that conscience, and strengthens your belonging to God,” and that, in a certain sense, “makes you even more a daughter of God.”

God has “the heart of a dad”

One of the children appeared embarrassed and afraid to ask the pope his question. However, shortly after,many understood it was because his question was very difficult to answer, “My father has been gone for a short time. He was an atheist, but he baptized his four children. He was a good man. Is Dad in Heaven?”

Seeing the young boy was unable to ask his question, the pope told him to whisper it in his ear. After a few moments of speaking with the child, Pope Francis asked him if he could reveal his question and he said yes.


“Come, come, come.”

“I can’t do it.”

“Come to me, Emanuele. Come and tell me in my ear. Tell me in my ear.”

“If only we could cry like Emanuele when we have pain in our hearts. He cries for his father who died, and had the courage to do so before us because there is love in his heart for his dad. 

I asked Emanuele permission to reveal his question to the public and he said ‘yes.’ “My father died a short time ago. He was an atheist, but he baptized his It’s nice that a son says that about his father, that he “was good.” If that man was able to raise his children like that, then he was a good man. God is proud of your father.” Do you think that God would be able to leave a man like him far from Him? Do you think that? Louder, with courage.”


Pope Francis:

Does God abandon His children?


Pope Francis:

Does God abandon His children when they are good?


Pope Francis:

Here, Emanuele, this is the answer. God surely was proud of your father, because it is easier when one is a believer to baptize his children, than to baptize them when you are an unbeliever. Surely God like this so much. Talk to your dad, pray for your dad. Thanks Emanuele for your courage. 

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Watch Pictures! Pope Francis Visits Sick Children Of St. Padre Pio’s Hospital In Southern Italy

Watch Pictures! Pope Francis Visits Sick Children Of St. Padre Pio’s Hospital In Southern Italy

A highlight of the visit of Pope Francis to Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, 17 March, was when he entered the children’s cancer ward of the “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” hospital that popular Italian saint Padre Pio founded.

On Saturday Pope Francis visited Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the stigmata and 50 year of the death of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, or simply Padre Pio. 

The 81-yer old Cappuchin friar, venerated the world over for his holiness, simplicity and poverty,  was born on 25 May, 1887 in Pietrelcina, and died on 23 September, 1968 in San Giovanni Rotondo, where he started the hospital, “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza,” (Home for Alleviating Suffering).

Perhaps the highlight and the most poignant moment of the Pope’s 17 March pastoral visit was when he entered the children’s cancer ward of  the “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”, one of the most advanced medical facilities in Italy. 

In his insatiable urge to reach out to the poor, marginalized and the defenceless, Pope Francis went about the ward embracing, kissing and caressing the little ones, their parents, animators and hospital staff. 

Here are glimpses of some of the touching moments of this visit. 


Vatican News

10 Year Old Girl Plays Motherly Duties To Her Young Siblings After The Death Of Their Father And Their Mother Abandoned Them. 

10 Year Old Girl Plays Motherly Duties To Her Young Siblings After The Death Of Their Father And Their Mother Abandoned Them. 

How To Inspire Good Manners In Your Children 

How To Inspire Good Manners In Your Children 

1. When entering the house greet your children or even hug them. This should help develop their sense of love and self worth. 
2. Be good to your neighbours and never backbite. Never speak ill of other drivers when on the road. Your children would listen, absorb and emulate.
 3. When calling your parents, encourage your children to speak to them. When visiting your parents take your children with you. The more they see you take care of your parents the more they will learn to take care of you. 

4. When driving them to school, don’t always play albums or cds in the car. Rather, tell them some motivational stories yourself. This will have a greater impact – trust me! 
5. Read to them a short story and even a scripture a day – it doesn’t take much time, but very impactful in creating strong bonds and wonderful memories. 
6. Comb your hair, clean your teeth and wear presentable cloths even if sitting at home and not going out for the day. They need to learn that being clean and tidy has nothing to do with going out! 
7. Try not to blame or comment on every word or action they say or do. Learn to overlook and let go sometimes. This certainly builds their self-confidence. 
8. Ask your children’s permission before entering their rooms. Don’t just knock and enter, but then wait for a verbal permission. They will learn to do the same when wanting to enter your room.

 9. Apologize to your children if you made a mistake. Apologizing teaches them to be humble and polite. 
10. Don’t be sarcastic or make fun of their views or feelings, even if you “didn’t mean it” and was “only joking”. It really hurts. 
11. Show respect to your children’s privacy. Its important for their sense of value and self-esteem. 

12. Don’t expect that they will listen or understand the first time. Don’t take it personal. But be patient and consistent. 
13.Pray with them. Show them how to pray. Lead by example. 

14. In addition, ask them to discuss their daily plans after the morning prayers. Children without concrete daily plans usually join others in executing theirs. They fall easy to peer pressure. 
15.Hold them and bless them specially every morning. Please share with other parents. God bless you for your time.

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