- May 24, 2020
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without the voices of those affected by the exploitation of the earth’s resources, especially the poor, migrants, indigenous people and young men and women, Pope Francis told participants at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.
It remains to be seen what a Vatican-sponsored interfaith conference this week on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals may produce, but at least three conclusions can be drawn even before the meeting begins.
Ahead of a major holiday for adherents of Sikhism, a Vatican council encouraged Christians and Sikhs alike to promote greater compassion toward all people, especially the vulnerable and marginalized.
Christians and Hindus are bound by their belief in human dignity and share a responsibility to help those in need, said the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn on Wednesday told Pope Francis that his vision in ‘Laudato Si’ is flowering in America in green affordable housing projects.
An interreligious memorial service was held in Pakistan to honor French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who died July 5.