Pope Francis called for a “revolution of tenderness” and asked world leaders to be humble in exercising their power in a TED talk broadcast at the organization’s conference in Vancouver on Tuesday.
The 80-year-old Francis delivered the talk —which was pre-recorded in Vatican City and aired at the annual TED Conference—in Italian, with subtitles in 22 languages.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and the short talks, which are delivered by famous and nonfamous speakers alike, are published online and often reach huge audiences.
Francis is the first pope to give a TED talk. Titled “Why the only future worth building includes everyone,” Francis’s talk called for social inclusion and solidarity to accompany scientific progress.
“How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us,” he said. He also made this pithy little statement; “Power Is Like Drinking Gin on an Empty Stomach”. lol Preach.
The speech is 18 minutes long and posted below, should you be interested.