Pope Francis greets journalists on papal plane
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis did not give a press conference during his 13-hour flight to South America, but did take the time to greet each of the 75 journalists travelling with the papal entourage, chatting and accepting the occasional gift.
He was especially pleased to receive from a Bolivian journalists a batch of drawings from children of that country.
“I love children’s drawings,” Pope Francis said.
In a brief address to the journalists, Pope Francis wished them a “pleasant journey,” and thanked for the work they do, calling being a reporter a “very demanding job.”