Argentine family on 13,000-mile road trip to Philadelphia to see pope

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September 29, 2015

Pope Francis embraces the Walker family of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia. Catire, Noel and their four children -- Cala, 12, Dimas, 8, Mia, 5, and Carmin, 3 -- traveled 13,000 miles to be with Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) See PAPALTRIP-FAMILY-ARGENTINA Sept. 28, 2015.

Pope Francis embraces the Walker family of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia. Catire, Noel and their four children — Cala, 12, Dimas, 8, Mia, 5, and Carmin, 3 — traveled 13,000 miles to be with Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

RALEIGH, N.C. (CNS) — The Walker family filed through the side entrance of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh.

A bag on her shoulder and a 3-year-old on her hip, mom Noel Zemborain smiled. A pack at his waist, dad Catire Walker held the door as their three older children passed by.

At least 50 adults from Father Chesco Garcia’s Bible study were awaiting the arrival. They clapped and cheered at the announcement; some of their children twirled in the aisle.

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