Pope Benedict XVI made a very long distance call to space on Saturday to broadcast a live chat with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
During his speech Pope Benedict specifically made mention to Mark Kelly, the husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords:
“I know that Mark and his wife were the victim of a serious attack, and I hope that her health continues to improve.”
Kelly and the Pope then talked about world relations with the Pontiff stating:
“I think it must be obvious to you how we all live together on one Earth, and how absurd it is that we fight and kill each one.”
“We fly over most of the world and we don’t see borders, but at the same time we realize that people fight with each other and there is a lot of violence in this world.”
The space shuttle Endeavour which carried Cmdr. Kelly and his crew are on a 16-day mission about the International Space Station.