2019 International Horticultural Exhibition
(Yanqing District, Beijing 29 April - 7 October 2019)
Holy See Pavilion - Beijing Expo Park
At the invitation of the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Holy See has brought its own Pavilion to the Beijing Garden EXPO.
Under the general theme Live green - Live better, we have chosen the subtheme Home of Hearts, which reflects the guidance that the Holy Father Pope Francis gave Catholics and all people of goodwill in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’. (Download here in Chinese - Chinese simplified).
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of our Vatican Dicastery and Bishop Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council, were present for the opening ceremony with Chinese president Xi Jinping. On 14 September 2019, a National Day dedicated to the Holy See is scheduled and a symposium dedicated to the theme of ecology is being organized.
Inside the Pavilion, which covers an area of approximately 200m2, there are documents from the Vatican Apostolic Library, an image from the Vatican Museums, and other objects and art representing the relationship between the human person and nature.
Further info: Slides projected on the occasion of the Press Conference of presentation