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Vatican Museums: everything is connected #7

"We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things."

A door into the Casina Pio IV, Vatican Gardens, photo by Nik Barlo jr © Vatican Museums

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

“Not only is the material environment becoming a permanent menace
- pollution and refuse, new illness and absolute destructive capacity -
but the human framework is no longer under man's control,
thus creating an environment for tomorrow which may well be intolerable.
This is a wide-ranging social problem which concerns the entire human family.

The Christian must turn to these new perceptions in order to take on responsibility,
together with the rest of men, for a destiny which from now on is shared by all."

(Paul VI – Apostolic Letter Octogesima Adveniens, 1971)

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15 November 2020, 08:49