Pope Francis stops to kiss small boy dressed in papal style
Carnival-costumed kids in St. Peter's Square to see pontiff26 February, 14:08
The boy, who appeared to be about four years old, was dressed in a small white cassock and skull cap just as the pope wears, while other children dressed in various costumes to mark the annual carnival celebration often held in the days before the pre-Easter Lent season.
Some children were dressed as clowns, bees, ladybugs and even Robin Hood as their parents brought them to the Vatican.
During the carnival period, children are often seen wearing their costumes to school, church and other outings.
The boy dressed as pope cried and fussed before Francis lifted him for a kiss.