Journalist with Down syndrome interns for Vatican Radio
Young Irishman meets the pope during two-week stint04 February, 18:52
We had to adapt to Michael's rhythms and experience things through his eyes, not taking anything for granted and rediscovering the wonder of small things, our life and our daily work - things that we often don't notice amid the hectic pace of everyday life".
At one point during his internship, Gannon was received by Pope Francis, who listened to his work experience. The young man had been a guest of Vatican Radio as part of the European project Think Different, Think Europe in May 2013. The project fosters political participation and is led by the Italian Association for People with Down Syndrome (AIPD). One of the events included interviews with guests suffering from Down syndrome. During the interview with Gannon, he had asked to work for a period in the radio. http://popefrancisnewsapp.com/