(Vatican Radio) At the end of the Mass in Medellin, the Pope met a number Scholas Occurrentes students.
Scholas Occurrentes is an international network of schools which was set up more than 20 years ago in Argentina by the then Archbishop Bergoglio.
It is present in 190 countries, with nearly 450 thousand institutes.
During the encounter the students told the Pope about their hopes and difficulties and thanked him for inspiring an educational reality that was so different from others.
Pope Francis in turn, thanked them for embarking on this scholastic experience that aims to achieve harmony through education and culture and he urged them to promote this type of education among their peers.
Of Scholas, the Pope has said in the past, everyone has a value. He has also said that everyone must have the same opportunities, especially when it comes to young people who are facing life and preparing to work in tomorrow's society.