Pope Honors Family Roots in Northern Italy

From an AP story by Nicole Winfield and Gianfranco Stara headlined “Pope honors family roots in Northern Italy with rare outing”:

Pope Francis honored his northern Italian roots on Sunday by celebrating a special Mass in his father’s hometown and encouraging younger generations to not be indifferent to the poverty and misery all around them.

Thousands of people turned out to greet Francis during his rare personal weekend getaway to the province of Asti, near Turin, and he returned the favor by taking a long popemobile ride around town.