Millenials Sought for Digital Street Team for Pope Francis Visit

by Elizabeth A. Elliott

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The Catholic website Aleteia recently hosted a search for 60 Millennials to join their Digital Street Team that will cover Pope Francis' visit to the United States Sept. 22-27.

The team members will create and share social media content of the outdoor Mass in Philadelphia, and the pope’s addresses to Congress, the White House and the United Nations.

To win one of the 30 on-site and 30 Virtual Digital Street Team spots, contestants had to create content communicating the idea “Good is Winning” through various outlets including Vine, Twitter, Instagram, meme, animated GIF and Pinterest using the #GoodIsWinning hashtag. 

The team members will use their own social media handles or the handle @PopeIsHope when documenting the pope’s visit.

Aleteia is announcing winners Aug. 18. Three will win a paid trip to Philadelphia. Select winners will receive select media passes. You can find entries at  

"Pope Francis is excited by the opportunity to connect and have a dialogue with young people through digital media," said Jason Deal, spokesperson for Aleteia, in a press release. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to participate in a papal visit and be involved firsthand in helping the Pope spread his message of hope and change." 

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