National Press Club

The Pope's Encyclical on the Environment

The Pope's Encyclical on the Environment

June 18, 2015 8:30 AM

Location: Bloomberg Room

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz, Washington Cardinal Wuerl
To Give U.S. Perspective on Pope’s Encyclical on the Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shortly After Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, on Thursday, June 18, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Louisville, KY, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will provide reaction from a U.S. Catholic perspective at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference.

The Pope’s encyclical is expected to be a wide-ranging document that helps provide moral guidance on the responsibility to care both for our natural world and for those who suffer disproportionately from negative environmental impacts, especially the poor. It will also likely highlight the distinctive voice that the Catholic Church brings to this conversation, with its experience in communities around the world and its longstanding teachings regarding care for creation and care for those who are vulnerable.

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20045.

Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge, No advance registration is required.

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