Young People Perform in Theatrical Play for Pope Francis "The faces of the pandemic" Inspired by Pope's Encyclical - FULL Video

Pope Francis meets the young participants in the “Fratelli Tutti” Political School of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation

At 16.00 in the afternoon, the Holy Father Francis left Casa Santa Marta and went to the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae , 

where he met young people between 16 and 27 years old from 41 countries of the 5 continents, participating in the Political School “Fratelli Tutti” promoted by the Scholas Foundation Belonging to different cultures and religious faiths, young people come from various socio-economic backgrounds: refugees, asylum seekers, students of prestigious universities and young people excluded from the education system.

Upon his arrival, the Pope was welcomed by the Founders of Scholas Occurrentes , José María del Corral and Enrique Palmeyro, by the Italian Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, and by young people.

Then the Holy Father attended the theatrical show "The faces of the pandemic", created to illustrate, through artistic interventions and the use of representative icons, the "face" that the pandemic has left to the children.

During the visit, the Holy Father talked with the young people about the world they imagine, how to be able to convert their perspective into concrete actions to be implemented upon returning to their countries and how the pandemic has led to a new awareness in them.

The participants presented to the Pope the "Fratelli Tutti" Political School , their project inspired by the Encyclical of the Holy Father, and the first course involving fifty young people who will attend a year of human and political formation inspired by the Encyclical, with the goal of creating a response that is in step with the times and inclusive of the suburbs.

At the end of the meeting, which ended at 4.45 pm, the Pope gave his blessing, greeted the young people and those present and returned to the Vatican.