The world’s smallest state, Vatican, presented its pavilion at EXPO 2017. Its concept ‘integral ecology’, «Laudato Si» is based on the article of the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis on the future of mankind. The pontiff’s article is about climate change and global challenges facing the planet. Therefore, the pavilion demonstrates the negative human impact on the environment and calls for minimizing it. There is also a planetarium and a separate room dedicated to the projects of the Catholic Church.
GUIDO TREZZANI, VICE COMMISSIONER, VATICAN EXPO PAVILION:
- Visitors walking along the corridor can see photos of how differently energy can be used, that people can use it either to harm or benefit mankind.
DANA KOZHAGAPAROVA, GUIDE:
- Vatican’s pavilion is presenting such projects as buses running on solar batteries. The buses travel across poor Indian villages and teach children computer literacy. That is, both buses and computers run on solar energy.
Vatican has been actively participating in international specialized exhibitions since 1951. It even won the prize for the best pavilion decoration in EXPO 2015 in Milan.
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