Vatican City, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:12 am
The world needs an ecological "conversion" in order to manifest the Church's vision of an integral human ecology, Pope Francis said in an address to a conference on the social teaching of the Church.
"...the word 'conversion' assumes a special importance in our present situation. Adequate responses to current problems cannot be superficial. Rather, what is needed is precisely a conversion, a 'turning around', that is, a transformation of hearts and minds," Pope Francis said on Saturday, June 8.
"Striving to overcome problems such as hunger and food insecurity, persistent social and economic distress, the degradation of ecosystems, and a 'culture of waste' calls for a renewed ethical vision, one that places persons at the center, desiring to leave no one on the margins of life," he added.
The Holy Father spoke on the topic of Laudato Si and an integral ecology to the annual gathering of the International Conference of the Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation, which gathered in Rome.