Julio César Chávez; the golden girl of Mexican boxing, Fany Martínez; “El Pibe” Valderrama; and artists Romero Britto, Domingo Zapata and Denis De la Rue will participate in a special forum connecting Pope Francis with young people, athletes and artists in Argentina, Colombia, the United States, Mexico and Mozambique
Miami –May 14, 2018- Noticias Telemudo and “El Poder en Ti” present “El Papa con los Jóvenes Latinos,” an exclusive special with Pope Francis on Sunday, May 20 at 5 PM/4 CT on Telemundo. The forum will establish a direct link between Pope Francis and young people, artists and students involved in the work of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation in Argentina, Colombia, the United States, Mexico and Mozambique. Noticias Telemundo Senior Correspondent Vanessa Hauc will moderate the event from the Scholas Occurrentes headquarters at the Vatican.
“Watching Pope Francis interact with the young people of our countries is an extraordinary experience. The power of his message is very moving to hear, unparalleled in its depth, humility and impact,” said Peter Blacker, Executive Vice President of Digital Media & Emerging Business for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
On “El Papa con los Jóvenes Latinos,” His Holiness will interact with Scholas centers in five countries and answer questions from young people. Champion boxer Julio César Chávez; the golden girl of Mexican boxing, Fany Martínez; Colombian soccer legend Carlos “el Pibe” Valderrama; and artists Romero Britto, Domingo Zapata and Denis de la Rue will participate in this Noticias Telemundo special, which will include a direct link to the Telemundo Center, the network’s new headquarters in Miami.
“Noticias Telemundo is privileged to be able to connect the Pope with young people and artists in our countries in collaboration with the mission of Scholas Occurrentes to generate change through education, technology, sports and art,” said Luis Fernández, Executive Vice President of Noticias Telemundo.
In June 2016, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises partnered with Scholas Occurrentes, Pope Francis’s global foundation to educate, inspire and connect millennials around the world through technology, the arts and sports. This collaboration has already led to a number of initiatives, including the October 2016 broadcast on Telemundo of the second in a series of soccer games under the slogan “Unidos por la paz” (United for Peace), featuring such legendary players as Diego Armando Maradona, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Rafa Márquez, Hernán Crespo, Ronaldinho, Cafú, and former Mexican striker and Telemundo Deportes commentator Carlos Hermosillo. In November 2017, the network special “El Papa con los latinos en la Red Scholas” brought the Pontiff together with victims of the natural disasters that struck the Americas last year.
“El papa con los latinos” is part of a series of specials presented by Noticias Telemundo under the banner “Las cosas como son” (Telling it Like It Is), designed to empower US Latinos by providing them with objective and relevant information about issues that have an important impact on their lives.
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