Considering how much of our planet is water, it seems strange that we call it Earth, rather than Ocean. So with World Water Day falling on March 22, it is appropriate that the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development devoted the week to aquatic ecosystems, drawing attention to and singing the praises of Sister Water, in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Pope Francis launched the events in remarks after the Angelus prayer on March 21, when he called for clean drinking water and sanitation for all people. More than 2 billion people in the world lack safe drinking water and more than half the planet’s 7.8 billion people have no sanitation facilities, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
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