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Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world

The first-of-its-type chat is all about promoting peace and tolerance through online videos.
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Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch. He just met with 11 YouTube creators from around the world in a "first-of-its-kind" chat to share perspectives on issues of peace and tolerance, such as gender equality and immigrant rights. In the weeks ahead, each of those online video makers will produce clips sharing what they learned from the meeting. This probably won't usher in a brave new era of generosity and kindness, but we also haven't seen YouTubers get this kind of access before. At the least, it should lead to fresh perspectives on important topics.

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