A little Nigerian boy, with the name, Thierry Ekechi, went missing while he was on vacation with his parents at the Basilica in the Vatican City, in Rome, Italy recently.

His parents later found him and went to the Vatican with him last Wednesday where Pope Francis asked that they bring the little boy for blessing.

The little boy’s father, Theodore Okwu Ejike Ekechi, who shared the photos on Facebook, wrote:

The Pontiff, Thierry Ekechi and Blessing of the Pope……

To God be the Glory!

Thierry the Blessed Child…….

It was like a fairy tale or a providential coincidence last Wednesday, when His Holliness, oblivious of our earlier trauma of missing and later finding our son, beckoned on little Thierry Okenze Aguguom TOE-EKECHI for blessing when we were received in General Audience at the Pope Paul VI Hall, Vatican City. He prayed & blessed all of us…

As devout Catholics we celebrate this most significant encounter as MOMENTOUS & SANCTIFYING


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