Revisit Laudato Si’ to prepare for Pope Francis’ new document on ecology

By Daniel P. Horan
National Catholic Reporter
September 7, 2023

In just about a month's time, Pope Francis is scheduled to release a new apostolic exhortation on the environment, which is being described as a follow-up to his 2015 encyclical letter, “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home.” The publication of this document on Oct. 4 coincides both with the liturgical celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the conclusion of this year's annual “Season of Creation.”

The date will also happen to mark the opening of the first session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, better known as the synod on synodality. Obviously, the first week in October will be a very busy time.

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