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East Texan Hears Pope Speak In Washington D.C.

From the White House to the United Nations to Yankee Stadium, Pope Benedict the XVI stayed busy during his visit to the United States.  Last Thursday, the Pope spoke in front of more than 300 catholic educators from around the country, including an East Texan.  

Bishop T.K. Gorman School Principal Jim Franz was invited to make the trip to Washington D.C. to hear the Pope speak.  Franz says many thought the Pope was going to tell the catholic educators what they should be teaching.  Instead, the pope thanked them and talked about faith.

"He spoke about how schools and educational communities have to be communities of faith," said Franz.  "They have to enrich the faith of Jesus Christ among the faculty and among students and spread that to the students, so they can be people of faith in the world."  The Pope, a former educator himself, spoke for about 25 minutes Thursday.  Franz says he also addressed freedom and how it relates to the truth.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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