The “Laudato Si” encyclical from Pope Francisco was presented at the auditorium of UVAQ’s Irapuato Academic Unit in order to analyze its core message and the commitment that we, as lay persons, are presented with.
Father Jesus Navarrete Ruiz, Coordinator of the Communication, Culture and Environment Pastoral opened the activity with a conference on the encyclical. The priest began his speech with a quote from the encyclical: "There cannot be a real sense of intimate union with other beings of nature if at the same time there is no tenderness, compassion and concern for human beings in our heart", with which he invited the audience to cate for ecology based on a true love for the neighbor.
Father Navarrete noted that the document derives from the feelings of concern and occupation, and, in that sense, it is proper for the Church to provide an interdisciplinary vision, to achieve union between peace, justice and the conservation of nature.
Raul Herrera Vega, Director of Vasco de Quiroga University’s Irapuato Academic Unit, invited all those who are involved in the educational work to address these issues, not optionally, but in the curriculum, as the issue is urgent for the survival of our species.
Herrera Vega thanked the audience for their participation and invited them to make a deeper analysis of the document and join in the ecological activities that will be carried out at the institution. He also gave away a printed summary of the “Laudato Si” encyclical to all attendees.