Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of the State of Vatican, was held in Great hall of Latvian University, May 12, 2016. Cardinal presented the Latvian edition of Encylic “Laudato si” and his visit marked 25th anniversary of the renewed diplomatic relations between Latvia and Holy See and 95th anniversary since Holy See has recognized latvia de iure. Cardinal had meetings with highest governmental officials of Latvia, leaders of traditional Christian denominations, diplomats, representatives of science and education. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane attended the audience and discussed aspects of the Christian higher education in Latvia with colleagues from the Church-affiliated institutions. The audience was adressed by Matropolitan of Latvia Zbigņevs Stankevičs. Cardinal Pietro Parolin discussed various aspects of the Social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church (esp. related to ecology and genderism), answered questions.