Vatican City, Jun 25, 2018 / 23:31 pm
A healthy human ecology begins with a respectful and holistic view of the body as God created it, Pope Francis told participants of the 24th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
"In a holistic view of the person, it is necessary to articulate with ever greater clarity all the concrete connections and differences in which the universal human condition dwells and which involve us, starting from our body," the pope said.
Pope Francis delivered the address on Monday at the beginning of a three-day assembly hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Life at the Vatican. The assembly, focused on human ecology, reflected on the theme, "Equal Beginnings. But then? A global responsibility."
In his comments, the pope discussed the importance of understanding the human body as a starting point for further reflections on human ecology.