Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis and media’

Who said Francis did not smile when he met Trump?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Proir to the meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump Bishop Steve Lowe of the Hamilton Diocese, said he was optimistic about the meeting even if they did not agree on the common issue. It seems Lowe’s optimism was not misplaced. According to a statement released by the Vatican Press Office, the discussions, which lasted about Read more

NZ ranks Pope Francis 5th most admired man

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A recent study shows New Zealanders rank Pope Francis fifth, equal alongside the Dalai Lama among the world’s most admired men. The study, performed by Internet-based market research firm YouGov from the United Kingdom, ranked the world’s 20 “most admired” men and women separately. The most admired man for New Zealand respondents was David Attenborough, Read more

NZ media note Time’s choice of Pope Francis as Person of the year

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Time magazine’s choice of Pope Francis a Person of the Year has prompted interest from the New Zealand media. Auckland Diocese spokesperson Lyndsay Freer was interviewed on RadioLive last Thursday. Mrs Freer told CathNews, “It’s no surprise, after reading his apostolic exhortation, Joy of the Gospel, and the many impromptu homilies at his daily Masses and Read more

Videos – Pope Francis upstaged by child

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Pope Francis gained a doting new fan on the weekend when a young boy wandered onto the stage during a speech to thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square. The unidentified child shook off cardinals as they tried to lead him away, and turned down bribes of candy in favour of clinging to the Pope’s Read more

The media’s mind-boggling failure to understand Pope Francis

Friday, September 27th, 2013

As a practicing Catholic working in the media, perhaps the five most frightening words I hear are “Pope Francis gave an interview.” They aren’t scary because of anything Pope Francis actually says; the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio spent decades choosing his words carefully as an Argentine priest and then prelate of Buenos Aires, emphasizing the Read more