Boy snaps a selfie with the pope in Washington

WASHINGTON -- One young boy in Washington, D.C. received the thrill of a lifetime Thursday morning when he got up close and personal with Pope Francis.

It happened as the pope greeted well-wishers outside the Vatican's diplomatic mission on his way to his historic visit to Congress.

As he did Wednesday, Francis lingered with the excited crowd outside the mission, on another sunny day.

The pope shook hands and touched the faces of schoolchildren, dressed up in ties or Sunday dresses. As the pope moved past, one young boy shouted, "Oh yeah! I got a selfie."
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