Pope gives blessing to collaboration between World ORT and Vatican

(l-r) Cecilia Nobili de Werthein, Avi Ganon, Pope Francis, and Dario Werthein celebrating the signing of the agreement at the Vatican; photo courtesy.

An international Jewish educational organisation has teamed up with a Catholic organisation set up by Pope Francis along similar lines.

World ORT, whose current president is Argentinian, shook hands on an agreement with Scholas Ocurrentes, set up in Argentina in 2001, when Francis was a local Archbishop.

At the Vatican, the popular pontiff last week gave his blessing to the two groups’ plans to roll out a huge interfaith educational event in October next year, involving hundreds of children.

Both organisations have similar aims, with World ORT promoting scientific-technological education as a mean of social mobility and Scholas linking technology, art and sports to promote social integration.

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