Meet a Pope

Activity Objective

The young people will deepen their knowledge of the popes since Saint Peter.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to describe the roles of the pope, bishops, and priests.


  • List of popes
  • Paper, pencils
  • Research materials


  • Arrange the young people in pairs.
  • Have each pair choose from the list a pope they would've liked to have met.
  • Direct the young people to interview this pope based on their research of the following topics:

his life and times
how he became pope
how he guided the Church
the difficulties he faced as pope
papal writings for which he is remembered

  • When each pair has finished preparing their interview, invite volunteers to share their work with the group. Other young people may be invited to ask questions.

Learning Styles

Logic/Math Smart, People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

30 minutes


Many Bibles have a list of the popes.