“In this world where money is worshiped as the God, may Christmas helps us to look at the smallness of this God [the Christ-child] who has overturned the worldly values. I wish you a Holy Christmas, and happy, so happy Christmas. Hugs to all!”
— Francis to Italians on Unomattina —
Francis telephones ‘Unomattina’ (One Morning)
Video excerpt from Rai Play, Gli auguri di Papa Francesco a Unomattina
full video can be found at Rai Play, Unomattina, St 2016/17 Puntata del 22/12/2016.
Calling a television talk show must now be ‘tradition’ since Francis is only following in the footsteps of his predecessors Saint John Paul the Great and Benedict XVI!
John Paul II calls Italian television program ‘Porta a Porta’ (Door to Door) on 13 October 1998
Benedict XVI teleconferences with Italian television program ‘A Sua Immagine’ (In His Own Image) 22 April 2011