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Environmental Stewardship

Laudato Si

In March of 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical entitled, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.  The document is meant for all peoples and is an urgent call to address our behaviors and the consequences those behaviors have on the health of our earth.  Pope Francis especially highlights the plight of the poor who often bear the burdens of climate change in a disproportionate manner.

Pope Francis states, “It is my hope that this Encyclical Letter, which is now added to the body of the Church’s social teaching can help us to acknowledge the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face” (Laudato Si, 15).