Environment

Study Guide for Laudato Si'

A Study Guide to promote reading and study of the encyclical Laudato Si' was prepared by the Interfranciscan Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. You can download it here:

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Encyclical Letter on Care for our Common Home

"I do not want to write this Encyclical without turning to that attractive and compelling figure, whose name I took as my guide and inspiration when I was elected Bishop of Rome. I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace." Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter, #10

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Catholic Climate Petition

Pope Francis endorsed the Catholic Climate Petition after meeting with a group of representatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) in the Vatican.

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