Loreto, Italy, Jul 23, 2017 / 14:57 pm
Nine-year-old Andrea is an Italian boy who joined 130 children last month for a "Pilgrimage of Joy" to the Marian Shrine of Loreto, Italy.
He was so moved by the experience that he wrote a letter about it to Pope Francis, inviting the Pope to accompany him and the other children for another pilgrimage next year.
And the Pope offered a surprising response, leaving the door open to the possibility in a letter of reply.
"Thanks for the invitation you have made me to go on a pilgrimage with you, being with children is for me the greatest joy. A proverb says: 'Never say never.' Therefore let us entrust this dream into the hands of Providence," the Pope wrote.