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Laudato Si'


Bishop Paul Bird celebrated Mass for the fifth anniversay of Laudato Si' and his homily can be read here.

Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week - May 16-24. Information and resources are available here.  
Webinar Resources are available here

Message for the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si from Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen  who is the chairman of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service.  

More resources can be found here.   Media Release available here.

We invite you to join Laudato Si' Week webinars by signing up here. 

Laudato Si' Message | CAFOD 

Pope Francis' Encyclical, "Laudato si’ – Praise be to you".

Pope Francis encyclical, Laudato Sì (translation: Praise be to you) with the subtitle “on Care for our Common Home” was dated 24th May 2015, released in June 2015. It describes the social and environmental facing our world today and calls all to urgent ‘ecological conversion’ through dialogue, discussion and action.  

To read the chapters of Laudato Si click here for the index for the chapters and scroll to each chapter..


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