SAN DIEGO--A six-year-old girl from Coronado had the chance of a lifetime when she met the Pope in Mexico City last week.
Maria Girault, who has down syndrome, and her mother planned their trip six months ago. They were thrilled to find out the Pope would be there at the same time.
When they went to see him in person, security personnel escorted Maria to the front of the crowd just as the Pope was walking by.
Maria was blessed by the Pontiff.