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Pope Francis receives Scholas directors

Pope Francis receives Scholas directors

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the world meeting of the directors of the “Scholas Occurentes” organization – an international project based in Argentina that brings together schools and educational networks from different cultures and beliefs. Scholas was a principal sponsor of the “Match for Peace” played in Rome’s Olympic Stadium earlier this week, featuring some of the world’s greatest living soccer stars.

Speaking without a prepared text, the Holy Father congratulated the Scholas directors on the success of the initiative, and encouraged them to continue in their efforts to build interreligious and intercultural bridges of understanding and brotherhood.

Pope Francis himself played an integral role in the founding of Scholas Occurentes, with the mission of improving education and integrating different communities, with a special focus on those with fewer resources, through the commitment of all stakeholders and the linking of schools and educational networks from all over the world, and by means of educational, artistic and sport initiatives.

(From archive of Vatican Radio)