Vatican City, Sep 8, 2020 / 06:30 am
A book publishing conversations between Pope Francis and Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food organization, highlights the pope's emphasis on dialogue with others.
Petrini, 71, is a well-known Italian gastronomist, agnostic, and ex-communist. It is in this context that the author introduces the three "dialogues" on integral ecology he had with Pope Francis between May 2018 and July 2020.
Petrini, also known by the name "Carlin," notes in the book's introduction that he and Pope Francis are "two people with extremely different stories and lives."
"TerraFutura" ("FutureEarth"), which comes out Sept. 9 in Italian, recounts these three conversations, an impetus for which was Francis' encyclical Laudato si'.