Laudato sì in a time of COVI-19: Cry of the poor and cry of the Earth are connected

By Paul Samasumo
Vatican News
May 22, 2020

Pope Francis has always said that Laudato sì is not only an encyclical on ecology. “I think it is important to highlight the fact that Pope Francis himself says that Laudato si is also a social encyclical. To this effect, he has pleaded for an integral ecology calling upon us all to hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth,” Monsignor Cibambo told Vatican News this week.

It was on 24 May 2015 that Pope Francis signed his landmark encyclical, “‘Laudato si’: On the Care for Our Common Home.” The Church has, this week, been marking the milestone with various activities across the world.

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