Franciscan university honors patriarch for theological work on ecology

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter
October 21, 2020

ROME — Paying tribute to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for his contributions to the theology and spirituality of care for the environment, the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum awarded him an honorary doctorate.

“Today we want to express our gratitude for your inspired commitment on behalf of the environment, that environment that, with the eyes of faith, we recognize as the work of the omnipotence of God, friend of humanity,” said Fr. Michael Perry, minister general of the Franciscans.

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