As a catholic leader, Pope Francis is indeed a one-of-a-kind. He is one of the most unpredictable personalities ever to be a religious leader. Lately the pope has sincerely shown his appreciation to beauty vloggers on YouTube for promoting beauty.
As much as the Pope admits his fondness for these beauty videos, he also pleaded with them to maximize the potentials of the videos by positively investing in the lives of the young people who subscribe to them.
He urged them to help these young people find themselves in the right direction of life. I guess the Pope was trying to say it will be worth it if majority of them have a reason to see the beauty of life and the world at large against the seemingly trending extremism.
“I am glad that you carry out the type of work you said, following the line of beauty, it’s a great thing. To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralize aggression.”
Recently the pope has been making efforts on social media to reach young people. His primary concern being the young people of the world have been continually ignored. In very many societies of the world, this has appeared to be true with varying degrees in various contexts.
The economic pressure in the world rubs off the most on the young. Thus as they have found a sort of common-ground and usefulness of the digital media, the Pope hopes that this beautiful opportunity will be for their utmost good.
He also recognized the internet as “a gift of God”. Seeing the great potentials in using the digital industry for good, Pope Francis launched an Instagram account in March and now has about 2.5 million followers.
Sprinkle of Glitters vlogger on YouTube, Louise Alexandra Pentland, was on the Pope’s top list of media means to reach out and help young people. Louise is a British beauty vlogger whose style of creating beauty patterns have appealed to the Holy father.
She is known for her girlie floral fashion and beauty tips. She was also one of the beauty vloggers present at the meeting.
Also present at the Vatican meeting with the beauty vloggers, are Hayla Ghazal, known for her comic videos and Dulce Candy who immigrated to the United States as a child.
The Holy father also stressed on the problem of global migration; believing the digital media can do some good in that area. Pope Francis shows the group of 12 vlogger from all around the world how their vlogs can help:
“You can create a virtual identity; you belong to this circle at least virtually. From that you can start taking a path of optimism and hope.”