Laudato Sì Week: Pope appeals for care of Creation

Preparing to celebrate “Laudato Sì” Week Pope Francis underscores the importance of caring for our Common Home in this time marked by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Addressing the faithful after the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded them that we are entering the “Laudato Sì” Week that unfolds until Sunday 24 May and that marks the 5th anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical.

He said that “in this time marked by the pandemic we are more aware of the importance of caring for our common home,” and he invited everyone to think about and undertake “a shared commitment to help build and strengthen constructive attitudes aimed at caring for Creation.”

Laudato Si’ Week honours the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week is “everything is connected.”

This week, from 16 to 24 May, launches a year-long journey of transformation promoted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Huma Development, “as we grow through the crisis of the current moment by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for a better world to come tomorrow.”

Following Pope Francis’ invitation to join Laudato Si’ Week, Christians everywhere are invited to reflect and take for action in the spirit of the Encyclical.