Pope calls for united efforts to care for creation – Catholic Philly

Pope Francis is pictured behind a sapling during a meeting of Scholas Occurentes in Rome May 19, 2022. The Pope invited everyone to participate in the Laudato Si’ week from May 22-29. “Laudato Si’, on caring for our common home,” was the title of the pope’s 2015 encyclical on the environment. (SNC Photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to work together to care for creation.

After leading the recitation of the “Regina Coeli” prayer with visitors in St. may.

The special week is an opportunity “to listen ever more carefully to the cry of the earth, which urges us to act together to take care of our common home”, he said. He thanked the Vatican office promoting the initiative, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the other participating organizations.

Laudato Si’ Week is an annual event marking the anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home”.

Global, regional and local events include celebrating progress in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and promoting increased efforts through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, promoted by the Dicastery at laudatosiactionplatform.org .

The platform is intended to inspire, coordinate and guide Catholic institutions, communities and families to fully implement Laudato Si’.

Events can be found on LaudatoSiWeek.org. Topics to explore include: how Catholics can fight biodiversity collapse; the role of fossil fuels in conflicts and the climate crisis; and how people can embrace the poor in everyday life.

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