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Online Video Highlights Pope Francis' Vocational Path
ROME, ITALY, July 2 (CNA) .- A new animated video in 15 different languages is helping Catholics and non-Catholics learn more about Pope Francis in a simple way.
Entitled "Meet Pope Francis (in 4 minutes)," the video is posted on the website Catholic Link and recounts the Holy Father's journey through the roles of priest, bishop, cardinal and Pope.
It stresses his humility and simplicity, choosing to live in a small apartment, cooking his own meals and riding public transportation, even as a cardinal.
"He knew that the best way to serve was to be close to the people he loved, accompanying them in their daily tasks," the video says.
It also illustrates how the Pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, "has been able to help others in so many ways. In addition to administering the sacraments, he has been a teacher, a guide to young Jesuits, and yes, till this day, a great lover of soccer. His favorite team is Argentinean club San Lorenzo."
Producers have translated the video into 15 languages and are working on several more, since the Pope "represents all Catholics," and being from Argentina, it is understandable "that many people know little about him, especially in Europe, Africa and Asia."
Making the video, they said, "has been a chance to remember and appreciate the marvel of a universal faith that is truly capable of speaking in all languages and reaching all nations."
"It reminds us of the words of the Lord Jesus, chosen as the theme of World Youth Day this year, which will take place soon in Rio, Brazil: 'Go and make disciples of all the nations!'"
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