Monday, August 4, 2014

First Live Interview With a Pope on the Radio -- Parish Connection to Rome

Pope with Father Giangreco SJ of Campo Gallo
(Buenos Aires) This coming Friday, August 8, will be the site of a historic premiere in Argentina. For the first time a pope will speak, since the invention of broadcasting, not only in a direct circuit to a radio transmitter, but be involved in a spontaneous interview and answer questions.
According to the media in Santiago del Estero in Argentina, Pope Francis will go live on August 8, (12.30 clock local time)  on the air and hold an interview with a parish station in the city of Campo Gallo. The station is managed by the parish priest, Father Joaquin Giangreco, one of Pope Francis' brother Jesuits.  The message was from Father Giangreco confirmed by Nuevo Diario.  He recalled that the parish  broadcaster (radio comunitaria de la parroquia) came about with the help of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The Pope had long been in direct contact with the parish. He recently sent a letter on the parish's patronal feast. Father Giangreco said that there is no exact procedure for the radio conversation with the Pope: "For sure we are going to talk about Latin American culture and of Santiago del Estero, as well as about the worship of our Mother, the Virgin." This exclusive interview in remote Father is Giangreco lead themselves.
The station was built in the past two years because the area of ​​the parish includes the vast area of ​​5,000 square kilometers. "When Bergoglio was still a cardinal, he was involved in this project and helped us raise the necessary funds," said Father Giangreco.
The town of Campo Gallo has about 6,000 inhabitants and belongs to the province of Santiago del Estero in north-eastern Argentina. Santiago del Estero, the provincial capital, has 245,000 inhabitants and is the oldest Spanish city was founded in Argentina. Since 1960 there is a Catholic university, since 1973 also a state university. Today about 100,000 people still speak the native Quechua  in the surrounding area. The area is the  southernmost outpost of the ancient Inca language.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Nuovo Diario (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

Well, can't say I'm surprised. Pope Francis likes to do this stuff..

Let's brace ourselves for the usual watering down of the faith which he likes giving to the world... why he does this is beyond me...



Anonymous said...

Here we go again.

But as an aside, look at that picture of the pope with that priest. The Jesuit priest is in the presence of the Vicar of Christ. Not only is he not in his habit, he didn't care enough to button his collar.

It's just like the recent picture taken of the pope when he went to lunch with the Jesuits, no habit, no collars, but flip flops and unbuttoned shirts. No respect, no class. But lets be honest, if Francis could get away with ditching the papal white cassock he would do it in a heartbeat. The next liberal pope will walk out onto that balcony in a tab shirt just wait. And it's not about clothing, it's about what it represents. Respect and tradition. They mean nothing to Francis or the Jesuits.

Clinton R. said...

Agreed. The Pope also has worn a clown nose in public and dangled a Rosary from his ear. Today's priest is too 'cool' to button his collar, much less wear a cassock, that would be too medieval. He is more approachable in a Hawaiian shirt and flips flops. Or in a sweater and blue jeans. The less he looks and acts like a priest, the better. Domine, miserere nobis. Lord save us from the 2nd Vatican Councilists, from the influence of the devil who is wreaking havoc on thy Church. +JMJ+

Anonymous said...

"The next liberal pope will walk out onto that balcony in a tab shirt just wait."

I don't think so!! I have read that very many Cardinals are so appalled by Francis and his antics that come next time, they will make sure a liberal is not chosen.

Dominie Mary Stemp said...

Where are these appalled cardinals and why R they being silent - which implies consent. C Burke possibly is the only lone voice - albeit very mildly

susan said...

"First Live Interview With a Pope on the Radio -- Parish Connection to Rome "

....what could go wrong???

Anonymous said...

Yes, this shows how bad things are. Blessed Michael, the Archangel, protect us in battle . . .