Pope to Educators: Do Not Lose Hope!

Pope Francis
Pope Francis speaking to educators gathered at the Vatican on Monday

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Pope Francis last Monday had advice for educators, none more important than not to lose hope.

His remarks came in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, in a talk to the members of the Gravissimum Educationis Foundation  which he founded in 2015, to support innovative and impactful projects, invest in quality, promote scientific studies and foster networking between educational institutions.

The Holy Father gave three suggestions to improve educations:

  • Networking, connecting various educational institutions as well as different academic disciplines.
  • Maintaining hope: “We are called not to lose hope because we must offer hope to the global world of today.”
  • Implement projects that identify with the mission of the Church, are of high quality, and serve the common good.

“To fulfill your mission, therefore, you must lay its foundations in a way consistent with our Christian identity; establish means appropriate for the quality of study and research, and pursue goals in harmony with service to the common good” concluded the Holy Father.

“A plan of thought and action based on these solid pillars will be able to contribute, through education, to building a future in which the dignity of the person and universal fraternity are global resources upon which every citizen of the world can draw.”