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On November 1, 2022 DePaul University hosted a historic encounter among Pope Francis and university students from Africa.
Ubuntu: A Culture of Encounter; We All Belong was the main theme of the event, planned as the culmination of a synodal process implemented in many African countries. Nine students from nine different countries engaged in conversation with Pope Francis on a wide range of topics: spirituality and human dignity, ecology, education, youth in the church, and political leadership, among others.
Kelvin Takudzwa Tsuro from Zimbabwe, Twiza Nachilongo from Zambia, Clevine Kavira from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Devis Ampereza from Uganda, Akakpo Ghislain from Cote d’Ivoire, Biligui Nelly Didiane from Cameroon, Joelle Massengo from Congo Brazzaville, Eddah Nabwire from Kenya, and Osemeke Augustine Chidera from Nigeria engaged in dialogue with Pope Francis who encouraged students to be leaders in their countries, communities and in the global church, staying true to their roots.
The event can be viewed in three languages:
Global DePaul is a community of globally engaged students, faculty and staff and alumni committed to authentically and warmly welcoming students from all over the world to DePaul and Chicago.