Michael O. Garvey | April 5, 2016
Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, spoke on the keynote panel of the For the Planet and the Poor conference Monday evening (April 4) in the Jordan Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
The conference, organized by Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, has brought together thinkers from the worlds of development policy and practice, government, the Church and other religious bodies to discuss and reflect on the implications of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which were approved by world leaders last September.
Bishop Sorondo said that the encyclical represented “a new approach, a new appreciation of the doctrine of the Church, regarding creation. All things are created by God and also oriented toward God, going to God.”