Follow youth toward environmental sustainability, Pope Francis says

By Brian Roewe
EarthBeat
September 1, 2021

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation kicks off ecumenical Season of Creation

In the face of social and environmental crises, the world would do well to follow the lead of its young people, Pope Francis said in a video message to mark the start of the Season of Creation.

“It makes me very happy to see that young people have the courage to undertake projects for environmental and social improvement, since the two go together. We adults can learn much from them, because in all matters related to care for the planet, they are at the forefront. Let us take advantage of their example and reflect on our lifestyle, especially during the moments of health, social and environmental crisis,” Francis said in a video released Sept. 1 by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

Each month, the network prepares videos related to the pope’s prayer intention. For September, it is praying for environmentally sustainable lifestyles.

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