Here’s what to expect for Laudato Si’ Week as pope’s ecology document turns five

By Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

May 15, 2020

Festivities to mark the five-year anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on the environment begin this weekend, just not how anyone originally anticipated.

With the planet still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, a more subdued, mostly digital Laudato Si' Week kicks off May 16 and runs through May 24. The nine-day Vatican-sponsored event will commemorate the pope's 2015 social encyclical “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home” — the first papal letter focused entirely on the Catholic Church's teachings on the environment and human ecology.

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