Seminar on the Encyclical Laudato Si' and the Paris Climate Conference (COP21)

Rome, 4 May 2016 - Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Auditorium Minor


Meeting open to the public (morning session)

The meeting is organized by the Section "Safegard of Creation" of the CCEE Commission Caritas in veritate, led by H.E. Mgr. Giampaolo Crepaldi. In the afternoon, the delegate of Europe's Bishops Conferences will gather to exchange on the works of the Commission.


09:30 Welcoming addresses and interventions

  • H.Em. Card. Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and President of CCEE
    H.E. Mgr. Giampaolo Crepaldi, Archbishop of Trieste and President of the CCEE Commission Caritas in Veritate

10:15 The Encyclical Laudato si’ and its pastoral challenges

  • H.Em. Peter Card. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

10:45 The content of the Encyclical: an analysis from the perspective of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

  • Prof. Volodymyr Sheremeta, Professor of Moral Theology at Ivano-Frankivks Theological Academy (Ukraine) and Chair of the office for environmental issues of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

11:00 Break

11:30 Round table
The Paris Agreement in view of the protection of “the common home”

  • H.E. Mgr. Jean-Luc Brunin, Bishop of Le Havre and President of the Council Family and Society of the French Bishops’ Conference
    Prof. Paolo Conversi, Official of the Vatican Secretariat of State
    Rev. fr. Augusto Zampini, Theological Advisor at CAFOD (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales)

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