Laudato Si’ Week

Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home, Laudato Si’, celebrates its anniversary on 24 May. To mark this, and to reflect on our relationship with the Creator and creation, we celebrate Laudato Si' Week.

21 – 28 May 2023

The Catholic Church celebrates a week of global prayer and discernment on how we can build a better world as we experience history-defining crisis.


This year’s theme is “Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity”.

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change

Laudato Si’

The Letter

The film The Letter is the main resource of Laudato Si’ Week. It tells the story of four ‘social poets’ affected first-hand by the climate crisis who travel to Rome to meet Pope Francis. They engage in a fascinating dialogue with the Pope, offering a revealing insight into the personal history of Pope Francis and stories never seen since he became the Bishop of Rome. Watch now.

Read the Encyclical

You can read Laudato Si’ in our Pope Francis section.

Laudato Si' Week marks the anniversary of Pope Francis' document on care for our common home. There are lots of resources and links available online to help you engage with the initiative.

The Journey to 2030

'The Journey to 2030' is a lay run campaign that aims to encourage Catholics and the Church to avoid the worst consequences of the current ecological crisis by engaging now and over the next decade on a ‘long path to renewal.’