For the first time, Pope Francis participated in a television program in Italy

He Pope Francisco visited this Saturday the television studios of the Italian channel RAI in Rome for a interview with the program of the Italian Episcopal Conference “In his image”. As the local press recalled, it is the first time that a Supreme Pontiff agrees to carry out a report in this way.

Francis gave several television interviews but always received journalists at the Vatican. This note from the RAI It was scheduled for March, but it was postponed because the Pope had been hospitalized for a respiratory infection.

The visit to the Production Center RAI of Saxa Rubra began around 2:20 p.m., when arrived in the white Fiat 500 popemobile and was received with applause by the staff of the television network.

The news agency ANSA explained that The interview was recorded this Saturday but will be broadcast on June 4.

“The presence of Pope Francis in the RAI studios is a historic event for the company and a moment of great intensity and significance. The Holy Father has the ability to reach the hearts of all of us, believers and non-believers, with his extraordinary empathy and the power of his message and universal values ​​such as peace, charity and inclusion. We will remember this moment with true emotion,” said the president of the chain, Marinella Soldi, and the general director, Roberto Sergio, in a statement.

The photo of Pope Francis with journalists and RAI staff (Vatican Media)

after fever

Francisco resumed his schedule of activities this Saturday, a day after canceling their appointments due to a fever.

The pontiff held several private meetings throughout the day, including with visitors from Georgetown University who were in town for a conference with a Jesuit-run magazine. According to VaticanNewsseveral poets, writers and film directors from all over the world attended the conference, among them the filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his family.

The Vatican’s confirmation of the 86-year-old pope’s fever had raised concerns about his health. The last time he had a fever, in March, he was taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with acute bronchitis. He then received intravenous antibiotics and was discharged three days later.

The Vatican has also confirmed that The Pope will preside over the Pentecost Mass on Sunday and on Monday he will meet with the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

With information from AP

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