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Fil-Am kids meet Pope Francis in Washington, D.C.

/ 12:47 AM September 26, 2015
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Pope Francis greets the Filipino contingent outside the Vatican Embassy on September 24. PH EMBASSY PHOTO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Filipino American children greeted Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C. on September 24.

The names were drawn by Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. The Embassy of the Philippines expressed its sincere gratitude to the Archdiocese of Washington for giving the children the opportunity to participate in this special event.

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The children (pictured below) were Beatrice Olivares, Zacharie Aguila Famoso, Angelo Magalong, Abram Elijah Moses Caasi, Joelle Marie T. Bustamante, Lorenz Alacbay, Priscilla Saldana, Precious Phan, Maurine Ysabel Suarez, Anton Jordan, Christian Gio Catu, Danica Regalario, and Alyssa Laluces. The 13 children were selected out of 137 through a lottery system.

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The group of 13 Filipino American children (shown  below) with Sr. Glecy Cruz and Vice Consul Darell Artates awaited Pope Francis outside the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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