- Jul 8, 2020
A Catholic nun is working with young Kenyans to put Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’ into action.
Catholic institutions are beginning to see their investments as a reflection of their values, according to a leading Catholic environmental group.
Participants in diocesan environmental ministries credit Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” for raising awareness and motivating Catholics and others to act in countless ways to protect creation.
Saying he wanted to renew his “urgent call to respond to the ecological crisis,” Pope Francis asked Catholics around the globe to participate in the international observance of “Laudato Si’ Week” May 16-24.
Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment set the path five years ago and now a new effort by the Catholic Climate Covenant seeks to shape an intergenerational movement to respond through action and prayer to the challenges posed by climate change.
Georgetown University has voted to divest from fossil fuels.