Jul 20, 2013
By Bob Komsic
Pope Francis is reaching out to young followers the way many reach out to each other – social media.
The 76-year-old pontiff tweeted youth Catholics heading to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day.
Francis, who leaves for Rio Monday, wished them a safe trip.
More than one-million young Catholics are expected to attend the festival.
He’s the first pontiff from the Americas.
This is the 76-year-old Argentine’s first trip aboard since becoming pope in March.