Excerpts aired on ABC News Monday evening, with an hour-long special scheduled for Friday
In ABC News special, Pope Francis talks US immigration, family life
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CHICAGO – Praise for a single mom seeking a better life for her child, strong words of support for US nuns, and encouragement for immigrants facing hardships in the United States.
Those are the topics students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School said Pope Francis touched on during a “virtual audience” with them Monday.
The school was selected by the Vatican last spring to join two other groups — homeless people in Los Angeles as well as immigrants at a Catholic parish near the US-Mexico border — for an hour-long conversation with a “world leader.” Administrators didn’t find out until late last week that it was Francis who would be addressing about 145 students and 25 faculty gathered in the school’s chapel.