On the Wave of Genfest 2012
7 September 2012
An Audience with the Pope. Figures about social networks.
When the Genfest in Budapest was over, 1700 young people who took part in it, proceeded to visit the Focolare Centre in Rome. Originating from 41 countries outside Europe, they took the opportunity of travelling to Europe to go deeper into the values that inspired the Genfest.
Last Wednesday they had a general audience with the Pope and at the end, a delegation greeted him personally on behalf of the 12,000 present in Budapest.
There were many positive comments about the event in Budapest, particularly about the participation through direct internet and social networks. There were more than four million interactions on Facebook, and the most shared post was a photo of the dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica in front of which bridges formed by human hands could be seen. Access to live transmissions on internet exceeded the 24,000.