Lion Cub Greets Pope with a Roar
Mary Richard | January 29, 2009 at 07:24 amby
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Vatican City Pope Benedict XVI meets an unusual guest during his weekly audience at the Vatican. The lion cub was presented to the pontiff in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall yesterday as part of a performance by members of the Medrano Circus. An amused Pope watched as jugglers performed and stood up when the lion cub was carried closer so he could pat it. The lion responded with a roar, which drew laughter from the audience. (AP)
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