According to Vatican sources, at the end of the Message, Pope Francis will suggest that all people of good will join the Global Compact on Education, a Pact to encourage change on a global scale, so that education may become a creator of fraternity, peace, and justice.
An even more urgent need in this time scarred by the pandemic.
The Pope's video message will be broadcast during an event at the Pontifical Lateran University, promoted by the Congregation for Catholic Education, specifically dedicated to the academic world and all the stakeholders of education. The event can be followed live online with simultaneous translation into English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The Pope's video will also be commented by young students, who are the main recipients of the Holy Father's Message.
The words of Pope Francis will be echoed remotely by the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay and, at the Pontifical University, by representatives of the Congregation for Catholic Education: Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi and Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani. Together with them, the rector of the Lateran University, Prof. Vincenzo Buonomo, and the rector of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Prof. Franco Anelli, as well as sociologist Silvia Cataldi, professor at “La Sapienza” University in Rome.
Links to follow the event