Catholic action on environment set for massive multiplication this Laudato Si’ Week

By Brian Roewe
EarthBeat
May 14, 2021

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The Vatican’s celebratory year for Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology is coming to a close, but organizers hope its end will mark the beginning of a major movement within the global Catholic Church to turn its message about preserving creation into actions to create a more sustainable world for all.

In May 2020, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development declared a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year to mark the fifth anniversary of Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” Bookending the year have been two Laudato Si’ Weeks, sponsored by the dicastery and other Catholic organizations.

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