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Radio Maria meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican

These priests and volunteers help run one of the most popular Catholic radio station in the world. It's called Radio Maria and every day, over 30 million listeners enjoy its programming worldwide.  The group is in Rome to take part in the 6th Radio Maria World Congress. The Pope thanked the group for touching people's lives through faith.  POPE FRANCIS "With closeness to the concerns and problems of people, with words of consolation and hope, which are fruit of faith and commitment to solidarity.â? Radio Maria is aired in more than 70 countries and in over 40 languages. Incredibly, the vast majority of its funds are donations.  POPE FRANCIS "From the very start, Radio Maria's purpose has been to help the Church in Her mission of evangelization. It has done so with its own style, by supporting people going through troubles and personal hardships.â? Radio Maria was first established in 1983 in the Italian city of Milan. It gained popularity and strength. Now, thanks to donations, but above all devotion, it's broadcasted in all corners of the globe.  KLH  CTV V BN UpATO