Child Labor Exists In America And Is Perfectly Legal

Working on a farm is not the idyllic scene you imagine it is. American-born kids around the country are working in dangerous conditions and extreme weather to bring cheap food to our tables — some are as young as 6 years old. These kids should be playing and learning, not working 60 hours or more a week to make sure their families survive.

Child Labor Exists In America And Is Perfectly Legal

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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