CV founders meet Pope Francis

CV founders Jack Valero and Dr Austen Ivereigh met Pope Francis at his Wednesday audience on 12 June, after giving a three-day communications course at the University of Holy Cross in Rome.

They explained the project to the Pope, who listened carefully, nodded, smiled broadly and blessed them.

Jack Valero told the Pope that the project, created in 2010 for the papal visit to the UK in order to put the Church's case on TV and radio, was now present in 10 countries -- including his own country of Argentina.  

Also present at the audience were the 15 participants from 10 countries in a course entitled 'How to tell our story' given by Catholic Voices and the University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

The course included a day of 'as-live' TV and radio recordings on the topics of equality and religious freedom and the Vatican's disciplining of theologians.
Photo Mara Celani

Photo Mara Celani

Hear Austen Ivereigh comment on meeting the Pope and the atmosphere in St Peter's Square, as well as his analysis of the meeting of Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury on Friday, on BBC local radio here, here, here and here.

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