Vatican City, Sep 12, 2019 / 08:25 am
Pope Francis announced Thursday his newest initiative to form an international and interreligious alliance, which he described as "global village" to educate each child and promote care for the earth.
"Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity," Pope Francis said in a video message announcing the educational initiative Sept. 12.
"I renew my invitation to dialogue on how we are shaping the future of our planet and the need to employ the talents of all, since all change requires an educational process aimed at developing a new universal solidarity and a more welcoming society," he said.
The focal point of this initiative will be an international event hosted at the Vatican on May 14, 2020 on "Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance," which "the most significant personalities of the political, cultural and religious world" will be invited to attend.