Pope Francis invited popular YouTubers and celebrities to the Vatican to praise them for their beauty tips and their position to help young people develop “virtual identities.”
The pontiff praised Louise Pentland for her beauty and fashion tips on her YouTube channel, Sprinkle of Glitter.
“I am glad that you carry out the type of work you said, following the line of beauty,” the Pope told her, the South China Morning Postreported. “It’s a great thing. To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralize aggression.”
Other YouTubers invited to the Vatican includede Hayla Ghazal, a comedian from Dubai; and Dulce Candy, a Mexican-American who crossed the U.S. border illegally as a young child.
The pontiff asked YouTuber’s to help their followers by showing them how to create a virtual identity, the South China Morning Post reported.
“You can create a virtual identity; you belong to this circle at least virtually,” he said. “From that you can start taking a path of optimism and hope.”