January 30, 2017  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Two-Part Special Features Commentary by Archbishop Gomez on the Interview Recorded in Rome on November 22, 2016

An exclusive interview by Noel Diaz, founder of El Sembrador Ministries (ESNE) with Pope Francis, previously recorded in Rome on November 22, 2016, will air as a two-part television special on ESNE TV on Sunday, January 29 at 9 p.m. PST and Sunday, February 5 at 9 p.m. PST.

In the pre-recorded interview, marking his first TV interview with a U.S. media outlet, the Holy Father shared messages of hope and peace to the immigrant community and lay Catholics.

“We are a community that also has a mother and Jesus gave her to us – his mother and our mother – and a community with a mother should feel safe,” said Pope Francis.

The two-part interview special will include commentary and reactions from Archbishop José H. Gomez, Fr. Jarlath “Jay” Cunnane, Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino, and Petra Alexander, Director of Office of Hispanic Affairs of the Diocese of San Bernardino.

“This beautiful message of hope from our Holy Father reminds us that we are one family of God, that we are all God’s children under the loving protection of our Blessed Mother,” said Archbishop Gomez.  “He recalls the words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego during a time of fear and uncertainty, words of reassurance to our immigrant brothers and sisters not to be afraid because they are not alone. Like the Blessed Mother of Christ, the Church will always be with them.”

El Sembrador Ministries (ESNE) was established in 1984 by Diaz to evangelize within his parish community of St. Thomas the Apostle in Los Angeles. Over the last 30 years, the ministry has grown to include a Catholic Television and Radio Network with programing throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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