PHOTOS: Pope Francis embraces disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square

7 Nov

popeBY ELIZABETH TENETY

Pope Francis’s embrace of a man with severe facial disfigurement was the image worth a thousand words Wednesday, with the scene from St. Peter’s Square soaring through social media. In the pope’s prayer over the man, many saw echoes of Jesus’s healing of the leper, and the outreach of St. Francis of Assisi, after whom Pope Francis is named.

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