Students from Dagenham school meet the Pope in Rome
- Credit: Nick Pauro
Students from a secondary school in Dagenham met the Pope during a trip to Rome.
The sixth formers from All Saints Catholic School, visited Vatican City to take part in the Catholic Church’s Synod which was chaired by Pope Francis.
The Pope wanted to hear the hopes and concerns of young people.
The 10 students also discussed the role of faith leaders and believers in the Catholic community.
In addition to their meeting with the Pope, the students toured the sites of Ancient Rome and took part in Mass at the seminary of the Venerable English College given by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Tour leader from the school Nick Pauro said: “At a time when much of the world may seem chaotic and threatening, our young people showed that they already have an unwavering commitment to making the world a better place and a very sturdy moral compass.
“They show this everyday in school and even when meeting the Pope!”