Global - Pope Francis supports JRS global education initiative
In a private audience with 15 refugees and friends and staff of Jesuit Refugee Service to commemorate the 35th anniversary of JRS , on November 14, Pope Francis emphasised the importance of education for refugee children and youth as a means to build peace and foster the development of more resilient and cohesive societies. He also expressed his support of "Mercy in Motion" advocacy and fundraising campaign to expand and strengthen JRS education programmes. The goal is to provide educational services to 100,000 more refugees than today by the year 2020. Read more...