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Utah Catholic high schools using the Pope’s visit as learning opportunity

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-23 22:58:34-04

DRAPER, Utah - Catholic schools in Utah say they're using the pope's visit as a learning opportunity.

Teachers at Juan Diego Catholic High School said they plan to stream his address to congress to all theology classes Thursday morning.

They said it's easy to incorporate it into the curriculum because students are already encountering it outside of school and on social media.

Teachers say Pope Francis has made young people a priority.

“He’s made a constant effort to reach out to young people and to encounter them, sort of where they are, and to make it clear that he cares about them,” said Theology teacher Rob Goodale.

“I think he’s more relaxed and I think he opens up to all different ages and he sees everyone’s perspective and he can relate to different ages throughout the whole world,” said Juan Diego High School senior Ashley Page.