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Human Ecology and the Culture of Waste

A few weeks ago Pope Francis gave his most developed speech concerning the environment, available in full here. The occasion was World Environment Day, sponsored by the UN. As he himself says, the environment has featured prominently so far in his Magisterium, for example here, here and here. Following the tradition of his predecessors he reflects […]

Remembering Pope Benedict XVI: the ‘Green Pope’

Quite rightly, much is being said about Pope Francis and his ecological reflections. But we should not forget Pope Benedict XVI, and how important his papacy was for advancing and understanding a Catholic environmental doctrine, in full continuity with what Pope Francis is teaching. It is hard to explain the importance of Pope Benedict’s on […]

Galapagos Mission

I am back from my travels in Ecuador and the Galapagos Mission trip. It was an incredible experience, as you can see in the pictures below. Apart from the Galapagos, we spent time in Guayaquil and the unforgettable Mondragon Island, home to pirates, poverty and many diseases. All true. We survived Mondragon, with some wounds […]