The pope stopped to take photos with a group of dog trainers and their canine companions.
In a photo taken by Andrew Medichini for The Associated Press, a white dog with brown ears is seen being lifted up by its handler. The dog flashes a big grin at just the right moment.
Also on Wednesday, Francis spoke at the first global conference on faith and sport, urging sports industry professionals to keep corruption off the playing field, according to The Associated Press. [More]