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NET Coverage of Papal Visit

Pope Francis said he will dedicate his one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina, June 6, to encouraging a minority Catholic community in the faith, fostering ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and calling for peace and harmony after the devastations of war.

He said he would be coming “as a brother messenger of peace to express to everyone – everyone – my esteem and friendship. I would like to proclaim to each person, each family, each community, God’s mercy, tenderness and love.” The pope made his comments in a brief recorded video message sent to the Balkan nation ahead of his trip to the capital of Sarajevo.

In his video message, released June 2, Pope Francis said the aim of the trip was to confirm the nation’s Catholics in the faith, “support ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and above all to encourage the peaceful coexistence in your country.”

NET-TV will broadcast highlights of his trip on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., as the Holy Father meets with government officials, dignitaries, religious leaders, youth and seminarians. An encore presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m.

NET-TV can be seen on Ch. 97 of Time Warner and Ch. 30 on Cablevision, and live online.


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