Pope Francis in the television studios of Rai in Saxa Rubra for an interview with the program of the CEI 'A sua immagine'. It is the first time for a Pontiff. The interview was scheduled for March but was then postponed because the Pope had been hospitalized at the Gemelli Polyclinic. The visit began around 14.20 pm, where he arrived aboard the usual family white 500.
Francis has given several TV interviews, the day before yesterday for example with Telemundo, but always welcoming journalists to the Vatican.
Upon his arrival in Saxa Rubra greeted the Rai staff present who responded with applause. The interview is recorded today but, according to what is learned, will be broadcast on June 4.
The Pope in Saxa Rubra - Photo by Giorgiana Cristalli
"The presence of Pope Francis in the RAI studios is a historic event for the company and a moment of great intensity and significance. The Holy Father has the ability to touch the hearts of all of us, believers and non-believers alike, with his extraordinary empathy and the strength of his message and universal values such as peace, charity, inclusion. We will remember this moment with real emotion." This was underlined by the president, Marinella Soldi, and the managing director, Roberto Sergio.
The applause of Rai employees as the Pope leaves Saxa Rubra
"With peace you earn little, but you always earn. With war you lose everything." It is one of the phrases said by Pope Francis during his visit to Rai for the recording of A sua Immagine, a quote from the August 1939 radio message of Pius XII, cited by Bergoglio several times in his public interventions.