Last May was the date of the Global Compact on Education, but the Covid-19 eventuality forced all global events to be postponed. In a statement, the Congregation for Catholic Education announced that this initiative of the Global Compact will be signed on 15th October at 2.30 pm, Rome time (UTC +2).
Due to a pressing need of a cultural and educational change that promotes universal solidarity towards a new humanism, the Holy Father urges us to join forces and invites us to seek solutions together to undertake processes of change that enable us to look to the future with hope.
The signing of this Compact, which seeks to call for an educational alliance “to form mature individuals capable of living in society and for society”, calls not only school and academic institutions, but also religious leaders, international organizations of the economic, political and cultural world to revive their commitment to education, service-learning and the care for our “common home”.
The event is free of access, and will be broadcast live – with simultaneous translation into English, Spanish and Portuguese – through Vatican News YouTube channel
More information: Press release Message from Pope Francis: [in Italian]