Date of publication: 15/05/2020

Laudato Si’ Week, May 16-24, 2020

Council General International

Laudato Si’ week honours the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. 

Under the theme of the week “everything is connected”, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development prompts Catholics to join in “a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis of the current moment by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for a better world to come tomorrow.”. The week will conclude with a worldwide day of prayer, on Sunday, May 24, at 18 pm local time (11.00 h. Quito / 13.00 h. Brasilia) More information:

Pope Francis’ encyclical ponders on the environment and ecology, calling for the proper preservation of the planet. He also reminds us of his predecessors’ concern for global environmental deterioration, and ask everyone to recognize their errors, sins, faults and failures in order to achieve reconciliation with divine creation. He also shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature and justice for the poor, and he suggests building networks of fraternity, instead of unbridled exploitation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, advocate of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, joins, as a Confederation, the other Catholic movements in fraternity, for a more just and sustainable future. 

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