September 1, 2015
MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — At Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, members of the community, most of them volunteers at a respite center for immigrants at Sacred Heart parish hall, were invited to a special event by ABC News, but were not informed in advance of just how special that event would be.
People started arriving at the church before 7 a.m., local time, Aug. 31. The event began at 9 a.m.
In Rome, where the local time was 4 p.m., appearing by satellite and speaking to the people in McAllen was Pope Francis by means of a “virtual town hall” arranged by ABC News.