Reflection for July

Three years ago, Pope Francis released his landmark environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. The encyclical laid out an integral ecological vision of humanity – bringing together a concern for creation with a concern for the needs of vulnerable communities around the world.

Don’t leave our kids ‘only rubble, deserts and refuse’

Published: 09 July 2018
Water runs off a melting glacier in the Swiss Alps (CNS/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Water runs off a melting glacier in the Swiss Alps (CNS/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

While everyone has a role and responsibility to help safeguard the planet, all governments must uphold commitments to reducing climate change, Pope Francis said. Source: NCR Online.

Without concerted and immediate efforts toward sustainable development, “There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse,” he said on Friday.

The Pope made his remarks in an address to 300 people taking part in a July 5-6 international conference organised by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

The conference, “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth,” brought together indigenous and young activists, scientific experts, religious leaders and Vatican officials to assess the impact of Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home, and to discuss the best ways to act in promoting “integral ecology.”

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