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The Difference Between Pope Benedict and Pope Francis in Papal Meetings - Perspectives Daily

Noel Ocol

June 14, 2017
Let’s begin in Rome today were the pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience at St.Peter’s Square. Continuing his catechesis on Christian Hope, the pope focused on the theme: God's infinite love as the source of all hope. Here now is the summary.
Yesterday, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced a new website in preparation for the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October, 2018.
This upcoming Synod Assembly is dedicated to the role of young people in the life of the Church. A statement from the Secretariat explains that the site is designed to promote the  broad, interactive participation of young people in preparation for the Assembly. Included in the website is an online questionnaire that allows the youth to provide feedback and comments to the bishops - all of which will be used to prepare for the Synod Assembly. The General Secretariat encourages young people to visit the site and respond to the questionnaire. The website is now active and can be found at: youth.synod2018.va
Finally, I leave you with this. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been airing excerpts from a candid and personal interview I had with Fr. Federico Lombardi, the former director of the Vatican Press office and spokesperson for the past 3 popes. In this segment, he opens up about what he saw as the difference between the styles of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, in dealing with heads of states and other high-profile guests. Have a look.
That's all that we have time for today. Thanks for joining us.