Hundreds of Dallas Catholics join the Pope’s worldwide effort to engage millennials

Source: Dallas News

By Claire Ballor, Breaking news reporter

Earlier this year, Pope Francis wrote a letter to young Catholics around the world and asked them to share “your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism.”

The Diocese of Dallas responded to the request by inviting representatives from over 50 local parishes to join in a three-day convocation on young Catholics, called Feedback for Francis.

From left: Xavier Diaz, Elizabeth Holman, Robert Le Grand, Michelle Hodgson and Michael Williams laugh with Bishop Edward Burns as he shows a photo of his mom while visiting with the crowd after Friday morning's session of Feedback for Francis.(Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer)
From left: Xavier Diaz, Elizabeth Holman, Robert Le Grand, Michelle Hodgson and Michael Williams laugh with Bishop Edward Burns as he shows a photo of his mom while visiting with the crowd after Friday morning’s session of Feedback for Francis.
(Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer)

More than 700 youth ministers, faith formation leaders and young Catholics participated in the event, which ended Saturday.

“It’s very rare that a pope has reached all the way down to the pews and asked, ‘What are you thinking?'” said Sister Janine Tran, who attended the convocation to represent her Vietnamese-American church, Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Garland.

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