Vatican City, Oct 15, 2020 / 09:30 am
Pope Francis said Thursday that, among other global goals for education, he wants the world "to see in the family the first and essential place of education."
The pope spoke in a video message to participants in the Oct. 15 launch of the Global Compact on Education. The conference, held at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, was organized by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education.
"Amid the present health crisis -- and the poverty and confusion it has caused -- we believe that it is time to subscribe to a global pact on education for and with future generations," the pope said.
He added: "This calls for a commitment on the part of families, communities, schools, universities, institutions, religions, governments, and the entire human family to the training of mature men and women."