Balloons fill the Vatican as Pope hosts young believers

Colourful balloons and soap bubbles have filled St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis preached to a notably younger audience at the Vatican.

The balloon-carrying children were among thousands of families who gathered in St. Peter's Square. Credit: Vandeville Eric/ABACA/Press Association Images
The weekend marked a family pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Peter as Pope Francis invited all generations to unite and rejoice in their faith. Credit: Vandeville Eric/ABACA/Press Association Images
The younger members in the audience also rejoiced in the visual wonder of the soap bubbles. Credit: Vandeville Eric/ABACA/Press Association Images