“Dear Pope Francis” will be published on March 1, 2016 by Loyola Press. The young pen pals’ letters ask Pope Francis “tough questions” relating to a wide range of subjects around faith, such as angels, saints, prayer and miracles but also subjects as “mundane” as why parents argue or why there are conflicts and hunger in the world. Pope Francis’ personal responses to these questions revolve around themes such as responsibility, charity and mercy. Teachers might find this book a useful classroom resource. It could be a great conversation starter with young students.
“If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be?
Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love” (Loyola Press).
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