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Pope Francis Treats Needy to Day at Circus

More than a thousand people, from the homeless to paroled prisoners to refugees to impoverished children, were treated to a day at the circus Thursday in Rome, courtesy of Pope Francis. The Vatican ferried the guests to the big-top show on the outskirts of Rome, the latest gesture of affection for the poor and needy, which has been a hallmark of Francis' papacy. Francis did not attend the show, but the audience was treated to such typical circus acts as knife throwing, prancing...

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