Pope announces upcoming meeting with children of the world

Pope Francis says he is scheduled to meet with children of the five continents in November to reflect and learn from their untainted acceptance of others and respect for creation.  On Sunday October 1, 2023 while  at his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that on the afternoon of 6 November 2023 he will meet with children across the globe for an event on the theme “Let’s learn from boys and girls.”

“Today here beside me, as you can see, there are five children, representing the five continents,” the Pope said adding that together with them he would like to announce that on the afternoon of 6 November, in the Paul VI Hall, he is scheduled to meet children from all over the world.

Pope Francis with the youth

Let’s learn from boys and girls

The Pope said the event is promoted and organized by the Dicastery for Culture and Education. He explained it will be an occasion in which to reflect a common dream with its focus on the theme “Let’s learn from boys and girls,” which he said,  illustrates “the desire to go back to having pure, childlike feelings because the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like little children.”

“Children teach us the pureness of relationships and the spontaneous acceptance of the stranger and respect for all creation. Dear children, I too am waiting for you all to learn from you,” he said.

“Dear children I too am waiting for you to learn from you” – Pope Francis.

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