Pope Benedict XVI will answer questions posed by the faithful during a rare, prerecorded appearance on Italian TV next month.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said the pontiff will appear on a religious show on April 22, when Catholics mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday. The Vatican confirmed the report Tuesday.
The show on state-run RAI is focused on Jesus. Benedict's second book about Christ, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II," is being released Thursday.
Benedict will record his segment from the Apostolic Palace and will answer three questions from the faithful.
Show creator and host Rosario Carello told Corriere that the program will begin collecting the questions in coming days and will then select which to submit to the pontiff.