Viral Video: Pope Francis Blesses Mini-Pope -- And Laughs!

  • by: Alan Duke

Pope Francis got a big laugh when he spotted baby Quinn Madden, dressed in full Pope regalia, along his Philadelphia parade route. The Holy Father stopped his PopeMobile and had an aide bring the Papal Mini-Me to him for a blessing.

The aide can be heard conveying a message from Pope Francis to the proud parents that he likes their sense of humor. Watch the video:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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