on 2 July 2015 by Dave Szollosy to Toronto York Region Labour Council
Laudato Si’ was addressed to the whole world, rather than senior leaders of the Church, because of the enormity of the ecological crisis which looms. The last time this happened was in 1963 when Pope John XXIII wrote “Pacem in Terris”.
Laudato Si’, in which Pope Francis talks about the “Gospel of Creation” (Chapter II) is authoritative teaching added to the body of the Church’s Social Teaching.
Dave's slides speak better than mere words.