Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Homeis the new appealfrom Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.
The title is taken from the first line of the encyclical, "Laudato si', mi Signore," or "Praise be to you, my Lord." In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. The encyclical is divided into six chapters which together provide a thorough analysis of human life and its three intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbor, and with the earth:
Laudato Si' Online Lecture Series
This video series has been produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in partnership with the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The 6-part series covers each chapter of the encyclical in-depth with speakers including Cardinal Peter Turkson and Bishop Marcelo Sachez Sorondo.
Laudato Si' Animated Video
This video has been produced by the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) and provides a brief overview for the encyclical for children.