Pope Watch May 2016

Your Faith
May, 2016

Right: Washing the feet of refugees – At the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers outside Rome on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis washed the feet of refugees, and spoke to nearly 1,000 migrants and volunteers about the importance of living in peace as children of the same God.

Pope Francis: "Pray for Me" 

The pope has instagram! The Holy Father created an account on the social media platform on March 19, and by March 29 had 2.1 million followers. He goes by teh Instagram name @Franciscus. In his first post, Pope Francis is kneeling in prayer, and he asks his followers simply, "Pray for me." This was his same request at every city on his U.S. tour in September, adding at his final Mass in Philadelphia: "Don't forget!". 

In new children's book, Pope answers letters from children around the world

"Dear Pope Francis"...These words begin many letters from children who have questions for the Holy Father. In a new book published by Loyola Press, Pope Francis answers questions from children's letters - both serious and fun. The book includes the actual hand-drawn letters reprinted, along with the pope's responses.