Watch as young cancer patient sings beautiful version of ‘Ave Maria’ to Pope Francis

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEXICO CITY — People often ask why papal trips matter. The faces of the children at a hospital in Mexico who met Pope Francis on Sunday are a pretty good answer.

At Federico Gomez Pediatric Hospital in Mexico City, Pope Francis prayed, hugged and even doled out medicine to a little boy.

In the cancer ward, a young patient sang a beautiful a capella version of “Ave Maria” to the pontiff. As you can see in the video above, he clearly enjoyed it.

The Pope is in Mexico through February 17, when he will celebrate Mass near the U.S. border in Juarez. That part of the five-day trip has generated some criticism from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

For more on Pope Francis, click here. 

Google Map for coordinates 19.432608 by -99.133208.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.