Reporting during Telemundo’s live coverage of the Pope Francis’s visit to Mexico City this morning, reporter Rogelio Mora-Tagle was overcome with emotion talking about a 6-year-old girl who will take part in one of the Pope’s visits later today.
Mora-Tagle was telling the story of a 6-year-old girl named Luz who had been battling cancer. When the Pope visits the Federico Gómez children’s hospital later today, Luz will ring a bell announcing that she is cancer free.
“Jose, I apologize,” said Mora-Tagle tearing up, telling the story. “I got a little emotional remembering the encounter with this little girl. I apologize to Telemundo viewers, because it was very touching.”
Anchor Jose Diaz-Balart jumped in: “Rogelio, you have children I have daughters… you don’t need to apologize for being a human being and conveying the reality… and for doing your job.” Mora-Tagle visited with Luz earlier this week, sharing this picture on Instagram: