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Building Bridges with Pope Francis and Students Over the Web

Pope Francis participated in a Google Hangout Feb. 5 with several children from around the world. The video chat provided an opportunity for the children, who had a variety of special needs, to ask the pope questions.

Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization launched by the pope, hosted the video chat, which focused on how technology can help improve the education of students with disabilities. Excerpts from the chat paired with English subtitles are available in a video posted by Google.

Toward the end of the video chat, Pope Francis shared a message with the children.

"Each one of us has a treasure inside," Pope Francis said, according to the subtitles. "If we keep it inside, it just stays there inside. If we share it with others, the treasure multiplies itself. Don't hide the treasure that you all have."

The video was posted Thursday on Google's YouTube channel. The entire Google Hangout can be viewed here.

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