The President of Ireland believes all teachers across the country should have a copy of a book edited by respected Universe columnist Fr Sean McDonagh.
The Irish priest shared President Michael D. Higgins’ thoughts with The Universe after he was invited to visit the president at Aras An Uachtarain on Thursday 18th January, along with the 10 contributors to the book Laudato Si’ An Irish Response.
For one hour the group discussed many themes on justice, ecology and spirituality, which feature prominently in the papal document Laudato Si’.
“The president was thoroughly familiar with the encyclical and highlighted the place it should have in challenging the economic, social and ecological policies which are doing such damage both to planet earth and human well-being,” Fr McDonagh told The Universe.
“He felt that every teacher in Ireland should be given a copy of the book, Laudato Si’ An Irish Response,” the priest added.
Picture: Fr Sean McDonagh and President Michael D. Higgins, who is holding a copy of Laudato Si’ An Irish Response.