Latin American bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’

March 23, 2018
By Barbara J. Fraser, Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter

Lima, Peru — Less than two months after Pope Francis spoke out about environmental destruction in the Amazon basin during a visit to Peru, bishops from Latin America and the Caribbean have issued a pastoral letter calling the region’s Catholics to an “integral ecological conversion.”

The letter, published in early March, reflects on environmental issues in Latin America in light of “Laudato Si’,’ on Care for Our Common Home,” Francis’ 2015 encyclical.