In new book, 'Dear Pope Francis,' the pope answers letters from young people worldwide

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NEW YORK — A new book from Pope Francis will be for young readers.

"Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the World" will be published March 1, the Chicago-based Loyola Press announced Tuesday. According to Loyola, a nonprofit Jesuit ministry, the book includes the pope's responses to 30 handwritten letters from children ages 6 to 13 from around the world. Themes of the book include "concerns about the afterlife; a strong sense of justice, both social and theological; the importance of family; and a longing to be seen and heard."

Besides the U.S., "Dear Pope Francis" also will come out in Italy, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Indonesia, the Philippines and India.

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