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Pope Francis in other words -- delivered by his British interpreter

Pope Francis in other words -- delivered by his British interpreter

If every word you say is considered by some of your listeners to be divinely inspired — maybe even infallible — what happens if you don’t actually speak their language?

For Pope Francis, now drawing huge crowds on his visit to the United States, the answer lies in the man in the glasses, the unobtrusive black-robed priest who can be seen trailing the pontiff, whispering in his ear and sometimes speaking directly into the mic.

Msgr. Mark Miles is the linguistic bridge between the Spanish-speaking Francis and his English-speaking audiences. He has accompanied the pope on other international trips and been at his side in some illustrious company, including...

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