Thursday, June 18, 2015

Act I: The Briefing

Good morning to one and all – below is a livestream on-demand video of the Vatican's rollout press conference for Laudato Si', set to begin which began at 11am Rome time....

Following the Vatican presser, this morning's next major briefing starts at 8.30 Eastern, as Washington's Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the USCCB President Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville hold a joint rollout event at the capital's National Press Club (fullvid below).

SVILUPPO (6.10am): Even as the Vatican's rollout wended past the 70-minute mark, the talks given by the participants – among whom a fifth, a "teacher on the Roman peripheries," was added at the last minute – were published in today's Bollettino.

SVILUPPO 2 (9.30am): Essentially the Stateside church's rollout of the encyclical, with the DC briefing just wrapped up, below is fullvid of the hourlong USCCB-organized event: