Global - Vatican launches International Conference on ecology
An International Conference entitled "Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth" took place in the Vatican on 5 and 6 July. Organized to coincide with the third anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Sì", the event saw the participation of Vatican Officials and climate change experts from all over the world. Almost 10 Jesuits and their collaborators from all 6 Jesuit Conferences, members of Ecojesuits, and professors of Gregorian University took part in the conference. Pope Francis received the participants in an audience in the Sala Clementina on 6th July. In his remarks to the group, Pope Francis said, "Your presence here is a sign of your commitment to take concrete steps to save the planet and the life it sustains". Watch Video, Read more...