Little boy hugs Pope Francis – and steals the show

Video goes viral as boy refuses to leave Pope's side



A little boy who hugged Pope Francis, and then wouldn’t let go, has stolen the show at the Catholic-church-leader’s recent celebration for families.

The boy was sitting with a group of other children in front of the stage in the Vatican City’s St Peter’s Square, when he stepped up to hug the pontiff – as this adorable video shows.

Security staff tried to usher the boy offstage but he wrapped his arms round the Pope’s legs and hung on tight. Cute!

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