Among the journalists following Pope Francis on his recent South American tour to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay was Jim Yardley, Rome bureau chief for The New York Times, who documented his recent travels within the "papal bubble" in a play-by-play blog. Yardley spoke with HuffPost Live on Tuesday about his experience meeting Pope Francis on a plane 30,000 feet in the air. In the video above, Yarldey explains to host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani what it was like joining the pontiff's press pool for the first time and details how the pope was received in each country.
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