WATERSHED: World Water Day at the Vatican, March 22nd, 2017

“I am happy that this meeting is taking place,” he said, “for it represents yet another stage in the joint commitment of various institutions to raising consciousness about the need to protect water as a treasure belonging to everyone, mindful too of its cultural and religious significance.”

Pope Francis, March 22nd, 2017 Pope Francis water

“Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, […] is essential to human survival and […] is a condition for the exercise of other human rights.”

Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter Laudato si’ Chapter 2, para. 30