Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke at the opening of the International Conference Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth, held on the third anniversary of the Holy Father Francis’ Encyclical Laudato si’, in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall from July 5-6, 2018. Here is the Vatican-provided text:
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Your Eminences,
Your Excellencies,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps and Representatives of Governments,
Distinguished Leaders and invited guests from Civil Society Groups, Movements, Faith Institutions, Indigenous Communities, Academia, International Organizations,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
A very good morning to each and every one of you.
I wish to thank His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect

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