College Students to Study Pope's US Trip

Holy See Mission to UN Sponsors Seminar

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NEW YORK, MAY 9, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Catholic college students will have a unique opportunity to go deeper into the message of hope Benedict XVI gave during his April trip to the United States.

The Path to Peace Foundation announced the 3rd annual seminar on the Church's social thought for Catholic college students. This year's symposium is titled "Catholic College Students and the Common Good: Building a World of Hope and a Community for Peace."

The 2008 seminar follows in the footsteps of Benedict XVI's visit to the United States and the United Nations and is an opportunity for college students to engage international leaders, scholars and other officials on the Holy Father's message of hope.

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and president of the Path to Peace Foundation, will lead the May 18-23 event.

Other experts, theologians, sociologists and U.N. senior officers and ambassadors will also participate.

The yearly symposium aims to give college students more exposure to the social and moral teachings of the Church, in order to contribute solid values and convictions to the formation of their minds and consciences, and to encourage them to engage in the task of making the world a better place.

The Path to Peace Foundation was established in 1991 to support the educational, cultural and humanitarian activities that complement the Holy See Mission to the United Nations.