Pope’s interpreter learns job brings surprises and fans
September 30, 2015
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“Monsignor Mark Miles is the linguistic bridge between the Spanish-speaking Francis and his English-speaking audiences.
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 speak their language?
For Pope Francis, the answer lies in the man in the glasses, the unobtrusive black-robed priest who can be seen trailing the pontiff, whispering into his ear and sometimes speaking directly into the mic.
Monsignor 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 President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Queen Elizabeth II.”
Read more @ http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/translator-for-pope-francis-a-job-with-surprises/
Languages do matter!