Five years ago, Pope Francis realised his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si’ – and to mark this special anniversary, Catholics from around the world are uniting for Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May.
Linda Jones, CAFOD’s Head of Theology, said:
“I can still remember how excited I was five years ago when I first read Laudato Si’. It was full of ideas and written in a style that was easy to understand. Pope Francis challenges us, then and now, to think differently about progress, and to renew our commitment to bring about positive change for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home.He reminds us of how interconnected we all are – and how important it is to become more attentive to our relationships with God, each other and the earth. What kind of world do we want to leave behind for our children, and for all future generations? This call to care for our common home was a great challenge: to change not only our minds but also our hearts – a true ecological conversion.’’
During this special week, CAFOD is holding a range of online events
Tuesday 19th May 11am Prayer and Chat. An online meeting for volunteers from across the country to come together to mark the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’.The session will include a Bible reading, time to reflect and share, and group prayer.
Wednesday 20th May 6pm live streamed Mass with Bishop John Arnold
Thursday 21st May 11am talk by Neil Thornes CAFOD’s Head of Advocacy on the impact of Laudato Si’ on his work.
Please register for these events by clicking on the highlighted text.