Pope Francis’ popularity with young Catholics clear, but previous popes’ styles offer lessons for the young, too

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I do not agree, with this woman’s statements that Mellinials like Pope Francis. Mellinials love Truth. A “cracked foundation” does not uphold The Church.

Originally posted on CNS Blog:

By Katherine Talalas
Catholic News Service    

         WASHINGTON (CNS) — The producers of Canada’s Catholic TV channel, Salt + Light, visited The Catholic University of America Feb. 27 with a special message for youth and young adult leaders. While Pope Francis has been extraordinarily popular among millennials, past popes also have lessons to share — and their example can help win young souls for Christ.

                Basilian Father Thomas M. Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light, and producers Sebastian Gomes and Cheridan Sanders spoke to a group of students on “The Significance of Messages and Contributions of John XXIII, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis to Youth/Young Adult Ministry.”

                Each speaker shared four lessons that youth and young adult ministers could take from each pope.               

Blessed John XXIII (CNS photo)

Blessed John XXIII (CNS photo)

                Gomes spoke about Blessed John XXIII, whom many compare to Pope Francis. Born into poverty, he…

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