Encyclical Letter

Encyclical Letter: Laudato si' on Care for our Common Home

Laudato si' - On the Care for our Common Home is the Pope's Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology. Pope Francis challenges us to consider the kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us. It's not just an 'environment encyclical', it leads us to ask ourselves about the meaning of existence and the values at the heart of social life: "What is the purpose of our life in this world? What is the goal of our work and all our efforts? What need does the earth have of us?" 

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Laudato si'

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Laudato si is Pope Francis's Encyclical Letter on "The Care of Our Common Home". Released on Thursday, 18 June 2015.


Laudato si' - Summary

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Laudato si is Pope Francis's Encyclical Letter on "The Care of Our Common Home". This 10-page summary - a map - serves as a useful guide for an initial reading of the Encyclical.


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An Encyclical is a letter written by a Pope to an audience of bishops with the intention of guiding them in their ministry. Every encyclical is made publicly...Read more


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