|Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LOS ANGELES — After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.
Mario Vargas was freed from a detention facility in Louisiana after he posted $5,000 bond.
A relative who saw the girl on television pleading with the pope during a public audience helped with the funding, said his wife, Lola Vargas.
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