A new documentary featuring Pope Francis about humanity’s power to stop the ecological emergency facing our planet has been released.
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We have very exciting news. On 4 October, YouTube Originals will release the grand documentary film, The Letter, telling the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter and the unfolding ecological emergency. It’s the fruit of a few years of work of Laudato Si’ Movement in partnership with ‘Off the Fence’ (Oscar-winning producers of My Octopus Teacher) and the Vatican.
The plenary Council has passed the motion for the Church in Australia to adopt Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. This important encyclical includes the subtitle ‘on care for our common home’. Pope Francis criticises irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls on all peoples to take “swift and unified global action” to protect the planet for future generations.
Following an inspiring Laudato Si’ Week 2022, the Catholic Church is preparing to once again join our Christian sisters and brothers in celebrating the global Season of Creation later this year. The worldwide ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home is held annually from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.
by John Ojeda | Jun 13, 2022 |Laudato Si’ Movement Our volunteers pave the way for taking care of our common home. Image source: Cathopic Laudato Si’ Movement has an ambitious mission: seeking to engage millions of Catholics and non-Catholics in the world to work together for the care of our common home. Although the task is …
With the Encyclical Laudato Si, I heard the call of our Mother Church to live an ecological conversion. Little by little I have incorporated changes, small but lasting, that allow me to move forward every day in a more sober lifestyle. Because any change in favor of the common home, is not insignificant but not enough either, there will always be something left to improve or to do.
Australians were deeply shaken by the severity of the 2019-20 bushfire season. The unprecedented bushfires cost more than 30 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and buildings, and burnt millions of hectares of native forest and farmlands. Experts estimate that more than a million native animals may have been killed.
Laudato Si’ Week encourages the faithful to intensify efforts against climate crisis. The weeklong event marking the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on creation care, will feature a series of global celebrations and the first-ever public sneak peek of The Invitation, a new film featuring Pope Francis.
Hundreds of thousands of Catholics will unite from May 22-29 to celebrate the progress made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and intensify their efforts through the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform which is empowering Catholic institutions, communities, and families to fully implement Laudato Si’.