Francisco will meet with 6,000 students and teachers

The audience will take place this Friday, April 19 in the Paul VI Hall

Vatican Media

Form a new generation of peace builders and architects. With this objective, next Friday, April 19, 6,000 students, teachers and school leaders from the National Network of Schools for Peace will meet with Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican. Along with them will be university professors, local administrators and representatives of civil society who are signatories of the “Assisi Pact” for peace education.

The meeting of the students with the Pope is part of a civic education program called “Let’s transform the future. For peace with attention” and constitutes a stage on the path that will lead to the realization, on May 25 and 26, of the first World Children’s Day. The reasons and program of the meeting will be illustrated in a press conference to be held on Wednesday, April 17 in Rome, at 11:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the Convent of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Via San Teodoro 42, Rome.

During the press conference, the first results of the survey on “Youth and the Future” carried out in Italian schools before the UN “Future Summit” will also be presented. The following speakers will take part in the press conference: Fabiana Cruciani, director and coordinator of the National Network of Peace Schools; Father Enzo Fortunato, coordinator of World Children’s Day; and Flavio Lotti, director of the National Network of Peace Schools. Students from the Liceo Artístico Via di Ripetta in Rome, accompanied by Professor Roberto Scognamillo, and from the Istituto Comprensivo “G. Milanesi” in Rome, accompanied by Professor Chiara Atanasio.