Virtual audience with Pope Francis launches new Washington chapter of Scholas, a program close to his heart

The enthusiastic welcome for the virtual guest at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington outshone the auditorium’s spotlights when Pope Francis appeared from Rome, on a video screen, to launch a Washington headquarters for Scholas Occurrentes, a project of the pope’s aimed at developing young adults’ commitment to the common good.

With internet connections to Scholas Occurrentes groups in Spain, Australia and across Latin America, the virtual audience with Pope Francis May 20 was the latest in a global series of events supporting the worldwide expansion of the educational organization.

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