The particular question was asked by 6-year-old Prajla from Albania. I liked it “a lot! I liked to be together with other children, playing, dancing our typical dances from Argentina. I had a lot of fun,” the Pope replied innocently.
As a teenager he liked to dance tango. For the Pope dance was an experience of joy and happiness, the Pontiff opened up his heart before the children.
“When someone is sad they can’t dance. Generally kids have a big asset: being happy. And because of this when they are young they dance and express the joy in their heart,” he said, noting that “the people who can’t experience joy in their heart are always serious,” the Pope said.
Pope advised the children to dance as a solution to stay young. The Pope’s advise was to the 8 children who along with their few siblings met the Pope in a private audience. These 8 children were included in the list of 30 children who wrote letters to the Pope which would be published in a book format by Loyola Press.