Panel explores how encyclical promotes connection between people, nature

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter
June 2, 2020

CLEVELAND — Pope Francis' message in his 2015 encyclical on the relationship of people to the environment is simple, agreed a panel of speakers during an online dialogue.

It's a message that focuses on how each person is connected to each other and to the natural environment, while recognizing there is a call to be good stewards of God's creation by respecting each other and the communities in which people live.

The pope's call in the encyclical, “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home,” was the starting point for the hourlong discussion sponsored by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and Georgetown University May 29.

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