The three U.S. cities that will host Pope Francis on his upcoming visit are buzzing with excitement. In addition to looking forward to his speeches at the United Nations and Congress, people are planning to attend the three Masses where the pope will preside. Not to miss out on the “Francis Effect,” many local businesses and entrepreneurs are preparing with specially brewed beers, T-shirts, and pope toast! Read and/or listen to this recent story from NPR about some of the swag that’s in production for the pope’s visit and talk with young adults about their hopes for Pope Francis’ upcoming stops in the United States:
- When the pope visits the United States in September, what are you most looking forward to?
- If Pope Francis were to visit your community or parish, what would you like to show him? What questions do you have for him?
- What message would you like to share with Pope Francis?