The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education.
The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.
Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information often transmitted without wisdom or critical sense.”
‘Everyone has the obligation to recognize, respect, and bear witness to the Catholic identity of the school,’ the new document says.
Pope Francis is scheduled to speak with college students from around the world next month as part of the Catholic Church’s preparations for the Synod on Synodality. The virtual event is to be hosted by Loyola University Chicago.
With the legal effect of the new Apostolic Constitution governing institutions that offer Vatican-approved degrees into its second academic year for many such academic and formation entities in Africa, heads of these Church institutions of higher learning across the continent including Chancellors, Rectors, Presidents and Deans of faculties met in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to strategize the aligning of the administration of their respective facilities with the new norms contained in the document of Pope Francis, “Veritatis Gaudium” (the joy of truth).