2015 Papal Visit

Across the country, Catholic colleges and universities celebrated the September 22–27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States. Many priorities of the Holy Father align with the concerns, actions, and initiatives of Catholic higher education — from immigration to care for the environment, and much more — as reflected in the online list of papal resources and the extensive list of faculty experts.


PapalInfographics Download our new infographics, showing how Catholic colleges and universities demonstrate their commitment to the concerns of Pope Francis:
  • Embracing the Environment
  • Embracing Social Justice

Lights, camera, action...

Students: Grab your phone and make a video of yourself or your friends preparing for the papal visit or taking part in Pope Francis-related activities. We want to see your enthusiasm for Pope Francis and commitment to his message of social justice. Send your video (no longer than 3 minutes, please) to ACCU and you could win $500! Read details here...

Social-media Still posting about the papal visit? Remember to use the hashtag #HigherEdWithPope so that we can follow and share your enthusiasm. Bookmark our Storify page to read a collection of the most recent posts!


Top Stories from the Papal Visit:

Nearly 100 presidents of ACCU member institutions have signed an international statement in support of Laudato Si, Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment. Read the statement here...




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