'CHOOSE LIFE': POPE FRANCIS ON THE 'THROW AWAY CULTURE'


On Wednesday 22nd August, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, gave a presentation at the RDS, Dublin as part of the 'World Meeting of Families'. The theme of his talk was: 'Choose Life: Pope Francis on the throw away culture'. In his presentation, Cadinal Tagle brought together the themes of the Pope's two encyclicals - 'Laudato Si' on care for the environment and 'the Joy of Love' on the mission of the Christian family, with what Pope Francis has described as a 'throw away culture' where things are often manufactured deliberately so that they will need to be replaced in short order so that the market prices will be kept inflated. In this culture, things and even people can become obsolete.

Above is the entire talk by the Cardinal delivered in a warm and charismatic spirit.

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