Vatican City, Jul 3, 2016 / 05:01 am
After speaking to Catholic News Agency about how he recently helped his elderly mother to meet Pope Francis, Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo was able to show the Pope himself a few clips of the interview.
Francis' response after seeing the video? "He was visibly happy and asked who did it," Msgr. Figueiredo told CNA July 2, adding that when he told the Pope it was EWTN, Francis immediately replied, "Mother Angelica. A holy woman."
The snippets shown to the Pope portray both he and Msgr. Figuieredo looking at photos beside the latter's mother, Sarah, as well as a scene where she walks away from the camera "as if the happiest creature on earth," the priest said.
Sarah rejected her doctor's push for an abortion when she found out that her son would have a crippled arm due to adverse effects of thalidomide, a sleeping pill commonly prescribed to expectant mothers after WWII to help with morning sickness.