Vatican plans 40 days of prayer, promotion ahead of sustainability initiative rollout
The full launch of the Vatican’s major initiative to implement Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and creation care throughout the global Catholic Church has been pushed back to mid-November.
Originally set for Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is now scheduled to begin its enrollment period on Nov. 14. By that time, planning guides and related materials for the program — a type of sustainability road map guided by church teaching — are expected to all be completed and made available on the initiative’s website.
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