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Pope to media: ‘globalize’ solidarity, not indifference

Pope Francis greets staff members of the TV programme (A Sua Immagine) (Photo credit: Vatican News)

Pope Francis urged the editors and staff of the Italian TV program, In His Image (A Sua Immagine), in a private audience on Saturday, to 'globalize' solidarity, not indifference.

"I encourage you to continue on this path: There is a need to "globalize" solidarity, not indifference," the Pope said.

He encouraged them that giving voice to the weakest and those who suffer means speaking of those who live the Gospel in Italy and the world.

"It does so by opening 'windows' on situations and places that often escape the radar of public opinion," Pope Francis asserted.

The Pope praised the program for highlighting many Gospel witnesses with their experiences of life and service, and their witness "reminds us that there are young people capable of commitment and of spending themselves for others."

He asserted that these stories demonstrate the struggles of humanity, enabling us to sustain hope as they provide a glimpse of the beauty of the Gospel in life.

Pope Francis encouraged staff to spread the message of life's dignity and sacredness.

He thanked them for echoing his appeals every Sunday, made during the Angelus or Regina Coeli prayer, and acknowledged, "With your specific work, you can contribute much in this regard" and "In this way you help television viewers not to forget them, to be close to them with prayer, with concrete help and with daily commitment."

In His Image (A Sua Immagine) is a joint venture between the Italian State TV 'RAI' and the Italian Bishops' Conference.

It provides religious content, socio-political content, and a Catholic perspective on current events.

This channel offers coverage of the Pope's Angelus or Regina Coeli prayer and his apostolic visits. - With inputs from Vatican News

Screen shot from a Sua Immagine TV program

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