Pope Francis hosts Google hangout for kids worldwide

Pope Francis is promoting a project challenging students to use technology


VATICAN – Live from the Vatican, it's Pope Francis.

The pontiff will break out his webcam to host his second ever Google+ Hangout on Thursday, where he will chat with children from the United States, Brazil, India and Spain about their dreams for the future.

"With the help of technology, Pope Francis will extend a virtual embrace to others around the world who have disabilities and special needs," Google said in a blog post announcing the event.

The discussion will be broadcast on the Google+ page of Scholas Ocurrentes, an independent educational group Pope Francis "has entrusted with the mission of uniting schools worldwide, regardless of race, gender, class, religion or sexual orientation," according to Google.

The chance to digitally hang with the pope will happen Thursday at 10 a.m. Francis previously hosted a hangout in September.