Tokyo, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 18:47 pm
At a Jesuit university in Tokyo on Tuesday, Pope Francis said a quality university education should not be something out of reach for the average person, and should promote justice and the common good.
He asked Nov. 26 that the education of students at Sophia University may prepare them to "be concerned that their conduct is just and humane, conscientious and responsible, and show themselves resolute defenders of the vulnerable," even in complex situations.
"May they be known for the integrity so greatly needed in these times when words and actions are often misleading or deceitful," he added. "Quality university education should not be the privilege of a few, but constantly informed by the effort to serve justice and the common good."
"The Lord and his Church," he said, "are counting on you to share in the mission of seeking, finding and spreading divine Wisdom, and thus offering joy and hope to present-day society."