Vatican City, Sep 11, 2017 / 15:07 pm America/Denver (CNA).
On his return flight from Colombia, Pope Francis said that seeing parents’ devotion for their children gives him hope for the country’s future.
Concluding his press conference aboard the papal flight back to Rome, Pope Francis said, “I would like to conclude with an image. What most struck me about the Colombians in the four cities were the people in the streets, greeting me. What most struck me is that the father, mother, raised up their children to help them see the Pope and so the Pope could bless them, as if saying, ‘This is my treasure, this is my hope. This is my future’.”
“This struck me,” he continued. “The tenderness. The eyes of those fathers, of those mothers. Precious, precious.”
Seeing this devotion of parents for the children, he said, is “a symbol of hope, of future.”
“A people that is capable of having children and then showing them to you, helping them see as well, as if saying, ‘This is my treasure,’ is a people that has hope and future.”