Monday, June 25, 2007
In keeping with Pope Benedict's sermonizing on themes of environmental justice and 'creation care,' the Vatican has announced plans to go solar. The first project in the Holy See involves replacing deteriorated cement panels on the roof of the Paul VI auditorium with photovoltaic cells that will illuminate, heat and cool the structure. When not in use, the electricity will be used to power other Vatican buildings. Well, hosanna to that.