Pope Francis addressed the problem of bullying, asking youth to promise they will not bully or mock anyone. “‘Bullying is an aggression that conceals profound cruelty,’…In order to build a better world, Pope Francis said, ‘we need to eradicate all forms of cruelty.’”
The full story is in Aleteia, which also brings our attention to an inspiring story of young people who are working to fight the cruelty of loneliness. Senior Denis Estimon at Boca Raton Community High School started a club called We Dine Together so that no student would have to eat lunch alone. One of Estimon’s teachers summed up this beautiful initiative: “‘They bridge this chasm between students. It’s not just about eating pizza together but how we do life with one another.’”
Watch the report from CBS Evening News:
Both We Dine Together and Pope Francis give us much food for thought about how to be people for others.