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Papal thanks for Piarists’ work in educating the poor

December 02, 2016

Pope Francis has sent a message to the Piarist Fathers, who are celebrating the 400th anniversary of their founding, thanking them for their dedication to providing free education for poor families.

The Pontiff said:

Today more than ever we need an evangelizing pedagogy capable of changing the heart and reality in harmony with the Kingdom of God, making people protagonists and participants in the process. Christian education, especially among the poorest and where the Good News has little place or touches life marginally, is a privileged means to achieve this goal.

The Piarist order, founded by St. Joseph Calasantius, is celebrating a Jubilee Year, which began November 27 and will conclude next November 25.

 
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