Due to COVID-19, many of the events planned for Laudato Si' Week marking the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' document on care for our common home, have been cancelled. However there are lots of resources and links available online to help you engage with the initiative.
On this site you’ll find our section for Laudato Si’. You can also download the document here:
CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The charity campaigns to restore God’s precious gift of creation to enable people to adapt to a warming world and stop the climate crisis from getting worse. It has several resources available. Read on for online talks and presentations.
CAFOD Volunteer Prayer and Chat
Tuesday, 19 May 11am-12pm
Five years after the publication of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’, CAFOD’s encouraging volunteers and supporters to come together online in prayer and reflection on caring for our common home. This online meeting will include a Bible reading, chance to reflect and share and a time of prayer together.
Note: Ticket orders will close at 10am – 1 hour before the start of the session – in order to allow CAFOD time to send you the link.
Webinar: Faith for the Climate Network
Wednesday, 20 May 2-3pm
The Faith for the Climate Network is hosting a webinar about what people of faith can uniquely contribute to solve the crises of our time. The speakers are Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg. The event is free but you need to sign up online through Eventbrite.
Bishop’s Vigil Mass for Ascension Day
Wednesday, 20 May 6-7pm
Join together in solidarity and prayer as Bishop John Arnold celebrates a special Vigil Mass for Ascension Day during Laudato Si’ week. It will be streamed live from Salford Cathedral.
Motivating talk from CAFOD’s Head of Advocacy
Thursday, 21 May 11am-12pm
Join us online for an inspirational talk from CAFOD’s Head of Advocacy, Neil Thorns, and find about the amazing people he meets in his work and how Laudato Si’ has affected him.
Laudato Si’ Encyclical
Laudato Si’ – on care for our common home – is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. You can read it here.
Laudato Si’ Week
Visit the official website for Laudato Si’ Week
CAFOD has several resource to help you to engage with Laudato Si’
Ecological Conversion Group
You can keep abreast of all the week’s events and initiatives on Facebook
Ignaitan Reflection on Care for Our Common Home. It’s a tool for prayer, reflection and action as individuals in their home, parish, school, university or community to deepen our call to care for creation and the most vulnerable.