The Fernandez brothers, from left, Paul, Carlos and Luis, reunite with the youngest daughter of the Rowan family, Kathy Rowan, during El Festival de Esperanza, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, at Saint Elle, an event space on Third Avenue South in Nashville on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Fernandez Brothers were three of several children taken in by Catholic host families in Nashville in the 1960s as part of Operation Pedro Pan, which was a response to unrest in Cuba because of Fidel Castro. Rowan's parents took in all three boys for 18 months before they were reunited with their father in late 1963. They were later reunited with their mother, in Miami, in 1966.
Pope Francis arrives to lead an audience with members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation at the Vatican April 28, 2022. The pope praised the group for its generosity in helping fund humanitarian and church projects around the world. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)