The pictures of Pope Francis embracing a man suffering from neurofibromatosis have made even the most cynical of religion pause at a man who seems to be the polar opposite of his predecessor (whatever did happen to that guy?).
My Twitter pal @HolaBrody found an Italian-language interview with the man embraced by the Pope, but I've been unable to find anything in English. I tried plugging the article into Google Translate, but the English-language results were horrendous. Using it to translate from Italian to Spanish, however, wasn't as bad.
A couple of very moving excerpts from the interview with him:
"I tried to speak, but nothing came out. I was too emotional."
"The Pope was not afraid of me...he hugged me."
"I'm not contagious, but he didn't know that...when he touched my face, I felt only love."