On the 17th February the Leeds Trinity University conference room became packed full with an eager audience awaiting the beginning of Fr. Augusto Zampini Davies’ intellectual lecture; Laudato Si – International Development and Ecological Spirituality. Fr. Augusto, theological advisor to CAFOD, has worked in some of the poorest parishes in Buenos Aires and is considered somewhat as an expert in the area of environmental issues.
He was invited to give CAFOD’s annual lecture and chose an incredibly relevant topic which explained Pope Francis’ second encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ and addressed the issues and effects of climate change across the globe.
The thought provoking lecture was incredibly well received and was hugely successful. CAFOD Leeds Community Participation Co-ordinator Joanne Taylor said it was a “fantastic event that was well attended…can’t wait for next years!”
CAFOD has been a part of the Leeds Trinity lecture series for 3 years and each year a new speaker is invited to give an informative and insightful talk, allowing Catholic Social Teaching to have a place in the wider global community.
This years talk left the audience with a greater insight into environmental issues and a better understanding of Laudato Si, many of the guests felt that they would now be able to read the Laudato Si document in full.
The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we would like to offer a massive thank you to Leeds Trinity for organizing the event.
For more information and a full report of the lecture, see this page.