The Church in the World

Young people granted papal TV interview

10 April 2014 | by Tom Heneghan | Comments: 0

Belgium

Five young Belgians landed a rare 45-minute television interview with Pope Francis last week as part of a communications project that grew out of their participation in last year’s World Youth Day in Brazil. The interview, shown on the Flemish public channel VRT on 3 April, was organised at short notice by Ghent Bishop Lucas Van Looy, who bypassed the Vatican press office and appealed to a priest he knows in the Pope’s entourage. Most questions were asked in English and the Pope replied in Italian. The first question was why he received the group, one of whom was not a believer. “When I sense that a young man or woman has some concern, I think it’s my duty to serve that young person … at this time, I feel I can do you a valuable service by listening to your ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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