His Holiness Pope Francis has received Fr. General in a private audience on Monday, April 26. During the audience, Fr. General presented to the Pope the Opera Omnia of Saint Joseph Calasanz and gave him an image of Our Lady of the Pious Schools.

During the interview, Fr. General presented to the Pope various topics of interest in the life of the Pious Schools. The Holy Father greatly valued the publication of all the writings of the founder of the Christian Popular School and encouraged the Order in its educational mission.