FIAT LUX: Illuminating Our Common Home [Presentation]
On December 8, 2015, a coalition convened by the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate initiative presented a gift of contemporary public art entitled “Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home” to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
The large-scale architectural public art installation was inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth's living creatures in the Encyclical "Laudato Si'" of Pope Francis. Programmed to coincide not only with the Jubilee, but also with COP21 in Paris, the historic occasion called on citizens of the world to join a global movement to protect our Common Home.
Please click here to read how this initiative engaged people all over the world.