Siena students got an incredible shout-out... from the pope... yes thee pope! Pope Francis offered a special welcome to the Siena students who were on a class pilgrimage to the Vatican during Monday's papal blessing and prayer in St. Peter's Square
About 30 Siena students have been traveling in Italy since just after Christmas, focusing on the Franciscan tradition and its roots. The pope's personal greeting came as an exciting surprise to the kids... something they say they'll never forget.
And a really cool story out of Troy. Trish Roddy is a waitress, her husband James is a mechanic. They have 5 children and just before New Years, their 2006 Dodge Caravan was stolen from outside their home. The Lounello family of Mechanicville heard about the hardship and decided they'd give "Trish, James and family" their 2005 Caravan, rather than selling it.
Jim Lounello says he and his wife Susan just want to pay it forward.