Pope Francisco as a Youth’s Educator

  • Sławomir Olczyk Faculty of Social Sciences, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Keywords: Pope Francis as a youth educator; pedagogical thought; education; youth


This article is an attempt to answer a number of questions, including question about how Pope Francis realizes himself as an educator? By analyzing the messages to young people and the speeches of the Holy Father and earlier by Cardinal Bergoglio, the author of the text also reflects on the educational values and the actuality of his views and the advices he gives. He tries to confirm the didactic value of papal speeches on youth and his meetings with the youth.


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