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This morning, at 10:45am ET, Pope Francis hosted a Live Google Hangout on YouTube where he spoke with children from five continents.
(If you missed the live stream, just click above to view the archived video.)
This first-ever live video chat between youth and the Holy Father lasted about twenty minutes. It was hosted by Scholas Occurentes, a global network of schools and educational institutions launched by Pope Francis last year through the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
According to their website, Scholas Occurentes is “an education entity…where technology, arts and sports are used to encourage social integration and the culture of encounter”.
While there was no set agenda for the live chat conversation, the Pope conversed casually, mostly in Spanish, with five young people, each representing a different continent.