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Maryknoll Talk Examines Pope Francis' Environment Encyclical

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OSSINING, N.Y. -- Irish Columban Father Sean McDonagh will speak about Pope Francis' encyclical “Laudato Si’ – A Prophetic Challenge for the 21st Century” on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the 2016 Maryknoll Speakers Series. 

McDonagh’s presentation will be held at the Maryknoll Mission Center at 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Presented by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the series is free and open to the public. 

Reservations are requested and can be made by email or by calling 914-941-7636, ext. 2445. Additional information and directions can be found at the website

In this talk, McDonagh, whose latest book, "Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home," includes the complete text of the pope’s encyclical, will explore its implications for humanity and the Earth in the years to come. Copies of McDonagh’s book will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. 

McDonagh is a well-known eco-theologian who works to raise awareness of the connections between social justice issues, environmental sustainability and faith. Vatican Radio dubbed him an “environmental missionary” in an interview prior to the release of "Laudato Si’," for which he contributed as a consultant.

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