Vatican announces Laudato Si’ anniversary year

By Junno Arocho Esteves

Catholic News Service

May 18, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican announced that it will commemorate the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment with a yearlong series of initiatives dedicated to the safeguarding and care for the Earth.

In a statement released by the Vatican press office May 16, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced a “Special Laudato Si' Anniversary Year” from May 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021, which will emphasize “ecological conversion in action.”

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