Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice invites the public to a discussion featuring Professor Tonio Borg, titled “Ecological Stewardship: Exploring the Environmental Wisdom of Pope Francis’ Encyclicals and Pope John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus.” The event will be held on Thursday, 25th April 2024, at 6:30pm, at the Lewis V. Farrugia Boardroom, Trident House, in Mrieħel.

Prof. Tonio Borg will offer a deep dive into the ecological insights of Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II, focusing on our collective duty to preserve the environment. This discussion will explore themes from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, which calls for action based on love and respect for all of creation, and Pope John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus, which underscores the need to balance ecological care with social and economic development.

Pope Francis’ Encyclicals emphasise on integrating environmental care with social justice, urging sustainable practices that respect our planet and its future inhabitants.

Pope John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus focuses on the interconnection between environmental stewardship and societal systems, advocating for solutions that promote both human well-being and planetary health.

This event is an opportunity for anyone interested in understanding more about our spiritual responsibilities towards the environment and how they intersect with broader social and economic issues. To participate in this discussion, please register by sending an email to [email protected].

About Prof. Tonio Borg

Tonio Borg, an associate professor of public law at the University of Malta, has an extensive background in public service, including roles as a European Commissioner, Deputy Prime Minister, and Cabinet Minister. His rich experience and profound understanding of law and governance bring valuable perspectives to this discussion.