Two boys take a ride in the Popemobile

VATICAN CITY (NBC/EBU) — Two boys got the chance of a lifetime as Pope Francis toured a sunny Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday.

They were invited to take a ride in the Popemobile.

The pontiff greeted the faithful as he rode through a crowd in Saint Peter’s Square before his weekly general audience.

During the tour, he asked a group of scholars if any of them wanted to hop in the Popemobile and take a ride.

Two young passengers jumped in without hesitation, and they joined the pontiff as he made his way through Saint Peter’s Square.

Later, Pope Francis talked to the crowd about Jesus Christ’s passion.

Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate Easter Sunday this weekend, which — according to Christian belief — celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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