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The Pope (Yes, That Pope) Is a Fan of YouTube Beauty Vloggers

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We knew this pope was relatively progressive on a number of matters, from divorce to climate change. But we had no idea he was hip to YouTube — in particular, to beauty vloggers.

On Sunday, Pope Francis met with 12 YouTubers at the Vatican, including Louise Pentland of Sprinkle of Glitter and Dulce Candy Ruiz of Dulce Candy. According to the Guardian, the pope told the group, "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 neutralize aggression."

The conversation, which included vloggers all over the world from Dubai to Brazil, also touched on some tougher topics, including immigration and religious extremism. On a decidedly positive note, the pope seemed pretty down with the concept of vlogging. "You can create a virtual identity; you belong to this circle at least virtually," he reportedly told the group. "From that you can start taking a path of optimism and hope."

Beauty tutorials can be a powerful thing — even the pope thinks so.