Fifth Grader Omodele Ojo Greets Pope Francis

Student Greets Pope Francis
Omodele Ojo, second from left on the lower step, had the honor of meeting Pope Francis at John F. Kennedy Airport.

From The Tablet:

Five students from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens were selected for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to greet Pope Francis after his landing at the John F. Kennedy Airport on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The children were selected through the offices of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and the Vicar of Development to show the diversity of cultures in the diocese. …

“(Pope Francis) is special to me because he teaches other people, including me, about God,” said Omodele Ojo, a fifth grader at Salve Regina Catholic Academy, East New York. “I’m very excited.”

Her mother Ranti Ojo said to see the pope personally was a gift.

Like most students chosen to greet the pope, Omodele had one simple message for Pope Francis. “I want to tell him, ‘Welcome to New York and have a good time.’” Read the Complete Article