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GLOBO Provides Global Interpretation for Philadelphia Papal Visit


Philadelphia, PA (October 5, 2015) - GLOBO, a leading language technology and services provider specializing in interpretation, translation and transcreation services, today announced its honor in providing interpretation services for the Eighth Annual World Meeting of Families Papal Visit that took place in Philadelphia, PA on September 22-27, 2015.

GLOBO and its team of interpreters was charged with interpreting Pope Francis’ remarks into 6 different languages — English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Vietnamese — when Pope Francis visited Philadelphia for the closing events of the World Meeting of Families on September 26-27.The GLOBO team provided live, simultaneous interpretation for Pope Francis’ Mass for the People of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, his speech at Independence Hall, the activities at the Festival of Families and the Papal Mass on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

“We’re humbled to have played a part in this historic weekend,” said Gene Schriver, CEO of GLOBO.

A live feed of the interpretation by GLOBO’s linguists was available to media outlets around the world. Several networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and CNN broadcast GLOBO’s interpretation of Pope Francis’ Spanish remarks into English. More than 116 credentialed international media outlets, including on-demand and live streaming channels, also had access to GLOBO’s audio feed of the interpretation.

The World Meeting of Families, a tri-annual event sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, is a week-long international event of prayer and celebration that  attracts participants from over 150 nations.

“Multitudes of people across the globe listen passionately and intently to Pope Francis’ words,” said Schriver. “An event of this significance required nothing less than a team of the world’s best interpreters, and we were able to assemble that team in Philadelphia. It was a privilege to assist in conveying the Pope’s message.”

About GLOBO:

GLOBO, a leading language technology and services provider, delivers a suite of 24/7 on-demand translation services through a single, easy-to-use web application, combining best-in-class linguists with cutting-edge technology to deliver immediate communication in any language. GLOBO’s complete portfolio of services also includes telephone, video and on-site interpretation, project-based translation, transcreation and localization, global and social media, consulting and language learning. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.globolanguage.com.

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Chrissy Bullock


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