Washington Archdiocese launches new action plan to care for creation

By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
Catholic Review
August 18, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a new action plan, the Archdiocese of Washington is encouraging parishes, Catholic schools and other institutions, families and individuals to follow the guidance of Pope Francis to protect the earth, care for all human life, and combat climate change using education and actions small and large.

The “Laudato Si’: Embarking On A Seven-Year Journey Promoting An Integral Ecology” action plan released by the archdiocese Aug. 16 uses Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home, as the framework for educational, spiritual and practical steps to help protect the earth.

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