Publication of Catholic Teachings on Environment
The Sub-committee for Environment under the CBCK Committee for Justice & Peace (President: Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hoon) published Catholic Teachings on Environment. It is a compilation of articles of the Catholic Church on environment. It contains 96 documents in all including some excerpts concerning environment from Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes, some papal documents on environment, some documents on environment issued by the Holy See and episcopal conferences around the world including Korea, and CBCK messages on environment and farmers.
In his Note from the Publisher, Bishop Ri said, “It is also the crisis of human beings that our natural environment should groan with pain because of merciless development and exploitation of natural resources.” He added, “We may have an opportunity to find solutions for the problems of our society when we spare time for deliberation on the efforts of the Catholic Church in diverse situations around the world.”