Pope Francis Blesses the 1,500 Children of our Towns
June 18, 2016
ROME, ITALY - A delegation of board members and staff led by our President/Executive Director Gabriele Delmonaco attended a Special Jubilee Audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, June 18th.
During his remarks, Pope Francis thanked the donors, board members and staff of A Chance In Life who have been supporting at-risk youth around the world for over 70 years.
“Your Holiness, this is a gift from our children in Italy, Ethiopia and India,” Gabriele Delmonaco said to the Pope as he handed him our A Chance In Life t-shirt.
Our Chairman Mauro Romita asked Pope Francis to bless the 1,500 children in our program and the benefactors who make this possible. Board member Steve Bellini and his daughter Danielle said, "The visit with the Pope will be locked in our minds as one of life's richest moments.”