VATICAN Radio has urged an I 1-year-old Colombian boy who wants to meet Pope John Paul II to stop running away from home.
The Jesuit-run radio station said Oscar Mario del Valle Ceballos of Medellin. Colombia, was caught trying to board a plane for Rome in Panama City.
Two other attempts by the boy to stow away on flights to Rome ended in Mexico City and Miami, Vatican Radio said.
"While we record with certain emotion this manifestation of affection for the Pope by little Oscar, may we be permitted to urge him not to run away from home anymore," Vatican Radio said.
"We are sure in fact that one day he may fulfil this great desire, perhaps even within a few years, and without having to throw his parents into alarm." it added.