The big news for the day is the Pope’s trip to Egypt tomorrow. This is a historic trip to a country that has very recently suffered very serious and deliberate attacks against its Christian community. David Leross has preview of the Pope’s agenda.
Now, this Papal trip to Egypt is very significant for a number of reasons. I have our producer Sebastian Gomes with some insights as to the reasons why.
Now, not surprisingly, the Pope has broken new ground in the way he communicates his message.. with the first-ever, papal TED Talk, that went online on Tuesday.
TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading ideas in the form of short talks, that began in 1984 as a conference that covered Technology, Entertainment and Design. Today the hugely successful forum showcases a wide range of different celebrity speakers – which didn’t include, until this week, the Pope
Those attending TED’s annual Conference in Vancouver was promised a surprise talk from a world figure who would talk on the theme, “The Future You”.
No one expected to see the face of Pope Francis appear on the screen. In this talk, the Pope spoke to the audience about combating the current: "culture of waste" and "techno-economic systems" that prioritize products, money and things over people.
Speaking in his typical informal style, the Pope reminded them of how “everything is connected” and of how “life is about interactions”. “None of us is an autonomous and independent ‘I’”, he said. “We can only build the future by standing together, including everyone”.
The Pope concluded by affirming that the future of humankind is not in the hands of politicians or big companies but, in the hands of those people, who recognize the other as a ‘you’, and themselves as part of an ‘us’”. Because he said, We all need each other.
You can watch this historic TED talk on their website at www.ted.com
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