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Laudato si' inspires young Pakistani Catholics

Seminar discussed practical ways to look after the environment

Published: July 05, 2016 08:31 AM GMT

Updated: July 05, 2016 08:40 AM GMT

Laudato si' inspires young Pakistani Catholics

Caritas and a pastoral youth service hosted a seminar in Lahore that looked at ways that Catholic Pakistanis can respond to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si' on the environment, reported Agenzia Fides.

Led by Father Jahnzeb Iqbal and Father Liam O'Callaghan, young Catholic Pakistanis attending the recent seminar explored various ways to care for the environment.

The seminar discussed practical measures such as tree planting methods, water conservation and on how they could avoid wasteful behavior.

Father O'Callaghan said the pope's encyclical would soon be translated into Urdu, Pakistan's national language.

In his encyclical, Pope Francis critiqued consumerism and irresponsible development, and pointed out that the world needs to respond to the environmental crisis that it faces.

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