Francesco, the Saint, the Pope, and the Sacred Cross

untitledThe eyes of much of the world are on Pope Francis as he celebrates, in Rome, his first Christmas Mass as Pontiff. Record crowds turn out for a man who has won over the hearts of millions. For many, it is clear he has taken to heart the lessons and legacy of the Saint who’s namesake he chose. Saint Francis. The journalist Michele Gillen invites you to join her on a personal journey, years in the making, to the Saints beloved spiritual sanctuaries in the Rieti Valley, Italy. It is a mystical haven that is a link between history and two larger than life men. A path that ultimately brought Michele face to face with the Pope. Join Michele as she goes in search of Francesco…the Saint….the Pope….and the Sacred Cross.

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Michele Gillen is Chief Investigative Reporter and Anchor of Focus on South Florida, at WFOR-TV, the CBS owned and operated station in Miami, Florida. Michele has served as an anchor and investigative reporter on network and local television news. She is the recipient of 34 National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) Regional Emmy awards, the Columbia DuPont Silver Baton, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting and three Green Eyeshade Awards.  She  has been honored by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, including being chosen as the television journalist whose investigations most benefited and helped change the lives of American women.


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