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Hangin’ with the pope

  • Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take
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  • February 06 2015
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Screenshot from Scholas Occurrentes YouTube channel

Pope Francis hosts a video chat with disabled children

Pope Francis admitted he isn't good with computers and doesn't use a tablet, but he didn't let that stop him from taking part in a Google Hangout with a group of disabled children from around the world, including Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the United States.

The pope answered the childrens' questions about the use of technology and encouraged them to use it and "not hide the treasure that each one of you have." He also spoke to them about overcoming difficulties, saying, "There is no need to be afraid of difficulties, ever. We are capable of overcoming them all."

The video hangout was part of the last day of the World Educational Congress and hosted by Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization begun by Pope Francis, where, according to their website, "technology, arts and sports are used to encourage social integration and the culture of encounter."

Watch the video chat:

Remember you can follow Pope Francis on Twitter: @Pontifex.

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