The Mother of a 10-Year Old Said Pope Francis Did a Miracle when Her Autistic son was able to walk on Stage


According to reports, a mother of a 10-year old boy believes Pope Francis did a miracle for her son who is autistic. Her son was able to walk on stage at the Vatican last month during a Vatican visit.

CBS News’ Elsa Morra said that her son Paolo Bonavita, a severe autistic child, and she were visiting Rome to undergo medical testing. Doctors suspected that Paolo had either multiple sclerosis or a tumor.

Morra said her son normally needs help climbing stairs, but during their visit she watched with her own eyes as her boy climbed the stairs in Paul VI Audience Hall and walked towards the Pope. It was called a “real gift,” CBS News reported

“Climbing stairs by himself, when he normally needs help, I thought, ‘This can’t be happening,’” Morra told CBS News. 

She said she was especially surprised since his health had taken a turn for the worse, CBS reported.

She said once on the stage the Pope offered her son a seat next to him and then offered him his white zucchetto, which he was particularly drawn to, she explained. 

“The doctor almost believed it to be a brain tumor.” Morra said. She said that the Pope said he would pray for Paolo. “He reached out to me and said, “For you, the impossible doesn’t exist.””

Three weeks later, doctors told Morra that her son’s test results showed no sign of cancer, and also learned that his symptoms had improved.  

An emotional Morra was overjoyed. If she had the opportunity to speak to the Pope again, she’d tell him, “Thank you for the miracle.”