“The Encyclical Laudato Sì and other teachings of Pope Francis: An Ethical Basis for efforts to “Fast Track” a More Effective global AIDS Response “ - 14 April, 2016

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His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson hosted and opened a high-level meeting with representatives of the private sector, including pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, faith-based organizations responding to HIV, people living with HIV, national governments, the United Nations and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

In his opening remarks, on “The Encyclical Laudato Sì and other teachings of Pope Francis: An Ethical Basis for efforts to “Fast Track” a More Effective global AIDS Response", His Eminence  drew from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. In the letter, the Pope challenges the world to take renewed and coordinated action against factors that result in the deterioration of the natural and social environment, such as climate change, pandemics, poverty, conflict and violence.

The Meeting was part of a two-event days brought together by Caritas Internationalis in the Vatican from 11-15 April, 2016.

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