New tool to use Laudato Si’ to measure, rank nations’ development

September 14, 2017
By George Rodriguez, Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter

San Jose, Costa Rica — A Catholic university, the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation and a Latin American foundation working on sustainable development have developed a tool to measure and rank countries’ efforts in human and environmental development.

The idea is to have an effective tool that measures using Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’ ” as the basis for the initiative.