Cardinal Turkson’s Boston College Lecture on ‘Laudato Si’ [Full Text]

Dating God

cardinal-peter-turksonBelow is the full text of Cardinal Turkson’s address on the encyclical Laudato Si delivered at Boston College earlier this week. The text was provided to Vatican Radio and a video of the lecture is also available online.

Thank you for your warm welcome and for the privilege of speaking on the opening day of this important interdisciplinary conference entitled “Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change”. Boston College has set itself the task of exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on the environment and climate change. I am delighted to talk with you about how his encyclical, Laudato si’, can shape the road to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference this December (COP21). It seems especially fitting to talk about the encyclical of the first Jesuit pope at a leading Jesuit university.

Your undertaking is courageous because, given the full embrace of Pope Francis’s vision…

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