• The Interdiocesan Environment Commission is holding a public lecture on the rights, freedoms and responsibilities towards the environment in the light of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’.

    Prof.  José Carlos De Miranda, from the Catholic University of Portugal and the University of Lisbon – Centre of Philosophy, will discuss the theme: “Owners or Guardians? Moral and Ecological Significance of Laudato Si’”. The event will be held on Friday, 15th February 2019, at the Catholic Institute in Floriana at 7 p.m. On Saturday, 16th February 2019, the lecture will be held at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Victoria, Gozo, at 9 a.m. The general public is invited to attend.

    Prof. De Miranda holds a PhD in theology and philosophy and is a professor at the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga where he taught anthropology, ethics and history of religions. As a researcher, he currently collaborates with the Center of Philosophy (University of Lisbon) in the project De Restitutione, coordinating the edition of unpublished Latin manuscripts of the Renaissance masters of the Universities of Coimbra and Évora, in whose theories about dominium he finds valid assumptions for contemporary environmental ethics.