The Pope answers Children’s questions
Clara O’Gormain, a 12-year-old young Irish girl features in Pope Francis’ latest book, Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the Word, which is published by Irish Messenger Publications and Loyola Press USA. (March 2016)
Clara comes from Galway and joined 259 children from other countries including Russia, Syria, Australia and Nigeria. Each child wrote a letter to the Pope asking him their own personal questions. Thirty children had their letters and drawings chosen by the Pope and he has replied individually to each child in a unique book illustrated by the children themselves. Clara and the children were flown to Rome for a special meeting with the Pope last week
Clara is a pupil of the Jesuit Scoil Iognáid in Galway and wrote her letter as gaelige and it was translated into in English. Here she reads her letter and answer to Pat Coyle.