Pope Francis to meet with pontifical universities and institutions in Rome
On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father Pope Francis will be welcoming an audience of the academic pontifical university and institutional communities present in Rome, made up of about 16,000 students from 120 countries on five continents.
The event, whose theme will be "Forming Ourselves Together to Evangelize," is promoted by the Conference of Rectors of Roman Pontifical Universities and Institutions (CRUIPRO)—of which Rev. Luis Navarro, Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, is president—as well as by the association that brings together student representatives from the 22 institutions involved.
The protagonists of the meeting will, indeed, be the students, who are sorting out the details and will be in charge of the animation.
Access to the Paul VI Audience Hall will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the start of the meeting being set for 10:30 a.m. The arrival of the Holy Father, however, is scheduled for noon.
Students, faculty, and employees of the institutions involved may attend.