The Pope Digs Beauty Vlogs

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Pope Francis loves a good strobe and bronze application.

On Sunday, Mr. Pope tried to plant the seeds of faith into the hearts and minds of the world’s youth via vloggers. The Guardian reports he met with a dozen handpicked YouTube tastemakers at the Vatican, including Hayla Ghazal and Dulce Candy:

The eclectic group of 12 YouTubers addressing the pontiff included Louise Pentland, a British videomaker behind the Sprinkle of Glitter channel, who was praised by the pope for her fashion and beauty clips.

“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 neutralise aggression,” said the pope, sharing a table and laughing along with the video bloggers...

The pontiff instead advised the videomakers to help those of their followers who feel lost. “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,” he said.


I would describe all my attempts at following a YouTube beauty tutorial as “taking a path of optimism and hope” as well. If you like the Pope, subscribe here!

Images via Getty and Sprinkle of Glitter.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin



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