Well, maybe not exactly, but in continuing his mission to be the best pope ever, the 79-year-old did meet with 11 famous YouTubers in Vatican City on Sunday, as part of a three-day-summit for youth called VI Scholas World Congress, which promotes integration of communities around the world through technology.
The 11 YouTubers: Dulce Candy, Matthew Patrick, Hayla Ghazal, Louise Pentland, Lucas Castel, Matematica Rio, Jamie & Nikki, Greta Menchi, Los Polinesios, and Anna RF, come from 10 different countries and a number of different religious affiliations, and combine to boast over 27 million subscribers. They connect with viewers from around the world on a regular basis and, according to YouTube's blog, "encourage empathy and understanding between diverse communities."
Among the praise Pope Francis gave the vloggers, The Guardian reports there was a special shoutout to Pentland, who runs the beauty-focused channel and blog Sprinkle of Glitter. "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," he said.
The pop praised the vloggers for their work in making the world a better, more accepting place.
In true Internet-age fashion, many of the involved YouTubers posted a sweet photo from the meeting. None, however, described the events quite as perfectly as Matthew Patrick, or MatPat. "I just interviewed the POPE! I am literally #blessed," he wrote.
Amen to that.
Check out a video from the event above.