Global Leaders and Pope Francis to Tackle Contemporary Issues at Vatican’s International Meeting of Sens

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Scholas Occurrentes, in collaboration with CAF – the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean – is organizing the International Meeting of Sense from May 21-23. This significant event will gather rectors from the world’s leading universities, esteemed academics, and notable global cultural figures, with Pope Francis making an appearance on the final day. Participants, including influential young leaders, artists, and experts in culture, politics, and technology, will convene in Vatican City to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing the University of Sense. This initiative, overseen by Pope Francis and managed by the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement, aims to address various critical issues exacerbated by the global crisis in contemporary meaning, such as technology, the environment, and mental health.

The concluding session will occur on Thursday, May 23, at 3 p.m. in the Old Synod Hall, where the participants will present their findings and recommendations to Pope Francis. This event continues the traditional collaboration between Scholas and CAF, which has included notable educational initiatives such as the launch of the first Laudato Sí School in May 2022. This initiative saw 50 young representatives from various Latin American and Caribbean countries come together to discuss pressing environmental and social issues.

Additionally, the International Meeting of Eco-Educational Cities, held in May 2023, brought together 40 mayors from the region in Rome to enhance their leadership and management skills for promoting sustainable development. These previous initiatives’ progress and outcomes will be shared at this upcoming meeting.

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