In a Facebook messenger chat via Missio’s PopeBot, Pope Francis shared the story of Sister Catherine Wanza who runs the Ukweli Home of Hope for street children in Nairboi, Kenya. In his chat, Pope Francis called on Catholics to help support Sister Catherine’s mission
In Nairobi, almost 300,000 children grow up on the streets with no school, few parents, lots of drugs, and violence. But with Sister Catherine’s efforts,
Some of the boys were abandoned, and some lost their families to war or illness. They survived by eating garbage, working small jobs and petty crime. But in a beautiful display of mercy and sacrifice, Sister Catherine provides counseling, education and a sense of hope for the future.
The chat by Pope Francis is the latest in a series of informal, one-on-one style chats he has released via the “PopeBot” from the Pontifical Mission Societies. The PopeBOT allows Facebook users to “chat one-on-one” with Pope Francis to hear inspirational stories and learn about ways to offer help and hope to people living in dire poverty.
You can chat with Pope Francis via MissioBot – aka the “Pope Bot” – part of a new generation of digital technology called ChatBots. Inspired by the Pope’s charisma, message and his desire to break down barriers, MissioBot provides a one-to-one experience of information, engagement, and accompaniment, that guides the user through a conversation with Pope Francis about the life-saving work of Catholic missionaries around the world.
MissioBot provides a way for those digitally connected, especially younger Catholics (and non-Catholics), to learn about and be fired up by a leader they respond to, Pope Francis.
Through a conversation on Facebook Messenger, MissioBot offers users a chance to enter into a conversation with Pope Francis with the goal of motivating them to take action. Just message MISSIO USA on Facebook Messenger, and the Pope will take it from there.
The MissioBot is the newest entry point into the place of encounter for anyone and everyone seeking to support Catholic missionaries, MISSIO.
MISSIO was developed by the Pontifical Mission Societies and launched by Pope Francis in 2013. An extensive digital platform, MISSIO connects both young and old directly with missionaries through crowd-sourced fundraising and peer-to-peer communication. MISSIO empowers a community of givers to become change-makers in some of the world’s poorest places. MISSIO extends our solidarity with the Mission Church.