While you may not be able to bring Pope Francis to your faith formation session as a guest speaker, you can still bring him closer to the children you teach! By now, I’m sure you have heard of the amazing book, Dear Pope Francis. In this book (also available in Spanish), Pope Francis answers 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.
Now, you can take it a step further. Loyola Press has made it possible for you to bring Dear Pope Francis into your catechetical setting by providing Blackline Masters in English and Spanish. These Blackline Masters include two lessons each for grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–8. In each lesson, students apply the wisdom of Pope Francis’s responses to children’s letters to their own lives. Check out these activities, and let us know how you use the book in your classroom.