Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 13, 2013 / 14:43 pm
A 16 year-old Argentine boy who suffers from chronic encephalopathy – a brain disorder – was moved by a letter from Pope Francis responding to a note that he had sent the pontiff a few days earlier.
The boy, Nicolas Marasco, is unable to speak, but was able to send a letter to Pope Francis, with the help of his parents, saying that he asks his guardian angel every night to watch over the Holy Father and assist him in his pontificate.
"Dear Francis, my name is Nicolas and I am 16. Since I am unable to write you (because I still cannot speak or walk), I asked my parents to do it for me, because they know me best," his letter said.
"I want to tell you that when I was seven years old, Father Pablo gave me First Communion at my school," he continued, "and this year, in November, I will receive confirmation – something which gives me great joy."