The “Popecast is a podcast produced by the Vatican media on the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate. In it, he tells of how he never imagined he would be “the Pope at the time of the Third World War”, he speaks of the most beautiful memory as being that the meeting with the elderly people in St Peter’s Square and says: “What I didn’t want to see were the boys who died in wars”.
Santa Marta, late afternoon. It is not an interview, there are already so many about this event. Thoughts that follow the thread of an intense ecclesial period, his pontificate. Ten years: lived in “tension”, he says, in a time that is greater than space and that has seen a succession of meetings, journeys, faces.
Pope Francis waits standing at the door, holding on to his cane. As always… He smiles at the microphone with the Vatican media logo and asks: ‘A podcast? What is it?” “Nice, let’s do it,” is the reaction after the explanation. Then the question: what does he feel he is sharing with the world on the occasion of this milestone for his life and ministry?