· The environment and future generations in a meeting organized by Franciscans and Caritas Pakistan ·
Karachi, 11. To reflect on the environment so as to trigger a conversion in the relationship between civil society and nature, to change the relationship with the use of human and natural resources, and to ensure that future generations will look to mother earth as a gift and not as something created by man to impose their own interests.
This was the goal of the meeting held at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Kotri, in the Diocese of Hyderabad in Pakistan, and organized by the Franciscan Centre for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation together with Caritas Pakistan.
The event — according to AsiaNews — was organized to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September.
“Today”, said Danish Yaqoob, an official at the Justice and Peace Commission of Pakistan, “we are here to reflect on the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis who celebrated World day for the Prayer of Creation on 1 September. Today we realise our connection with God’s creation along with the entire people of God, religious men and women, church groups, commissions and social groups as well as national and international associations and organisations, especially those who care for creation”.
Citing a passage of Laudato Si’, Mansha Noor, executive secretary of Caritas Pakistan Karachi, said that he shares the Pontiff’s concerns over climate change, and its environmental, social, economic and political impact. “The worst part is the exploitation of the resources in developing countries,” Noor explained.
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