Vatican City, Dec 22, 2019 / 08:23 am
Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old free health clinic.
"Giving children joy is a really great thing," he said Dec. 22, greeting around 300 sick children and their families.
"Also, when parents know how to play with children, they do a really great thing," he added. "Playing with children, the expression of children who are innocence, promise, many good things."
Receiving "gifts" from three children dressed as the three magi, the pope spoke about hope, love, and peace.