Let there be no doubt that Pope Francis is a man of the 21st Century. The Holy Father just released a TED presentation on the internet!
For those who are unfamiliar with it, TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas on various topics of current interest, usually in the form of short, powerful video talks of 18 minutes or less.
Summary of Pope’s TED talk: A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.”
Click here > Pope Francis TED presentation < and then click again on the play button to to view Pope Francis’ TED video presentation with English subtitles.
Click here > Transcripts < to view a written transcript of the Pope’s TED presentation.
Supporters of Sisters Home Visitors of Mary will immediately notice the similarity between the message in the Pope’s 2017 TED talk and the core principles that have guided SHVM since its founding in 1949. Indeed, the lifetime of HVM beliefs voiced in Sr. Mary Finn’s Mosaic magazine interview published just weeks ago are a striking echo of the Pope’s Francis’ remarks: Hope, Oneness, Service to Others.
Click here > Sr. Mary Finn interview < to read Sr. Mary Finn’s recent interview in Mosaic magazine.
Click here > TED talk < for an article on how the TED talk by Pope Francis was accomplished.