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Audience of Pope Francis to the Community of the Pontifical Gregorian University, together with members of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental Institute

Vatican State, Thursday 10 April 2014. Paul VI Audience Hall

Abstact of the Pope Francis' address

ęThe Institutions to which you belong - joined in a Consortium by Pope Pius XI in 1928 - are entrusted to the Society of Jesus, and share the same desire "to serve as a soldier of God beneath the banner of the Cross ... and to serve the Lord alone and the Church, His spouse, under the Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Christ on earth" (Formula, 1).
It is important that among them collaboration and synergy be developed, keeping the historic memory and at the same time taking charge of the present and looking to the future - the father general said, looking to the future, "But itís far away, eh? [Look] to the horizons" - looking to the future with creativity and imagination, seeking to have a global vision of the situations and real challenges and a shared manner of confronting them, finding new pathsĽ

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