A door into the Casina Pio IV, Vatican Gardens, photo by Nik Barlo jr © Vatican Museums
“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)
Under the direction of Paolo Ondarza
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