Ireland – ‘Laudato Tree’ Project Launched in Áras

Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications and Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon were among a group of over 80 people invited to Áras an Uachtaráin for the launch of an environmental initiative in Ireland that could help transform the continent of Africa. The Laudato Tree Project, is inspired by the environmental encyclical letter of Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, along with an African initiative, the growing of a Great Green Wall. The purpose of the wall is to halt the impact of desertification across the Sahel region of the continent. The project links the planting of trees in Ireland with increasing support for the planting of trees along Africa’s Great Green Wall, and it will be developed in association with various environmental organizations throughout Ireland, as well as local and national government. Read more…