During the past week which the Catholic Church set aside as Laudato Si’ Week, which ran from 16th to 24th May 2020, Catholics throughout the world have been walking in solidarity for a more just and sustainable future. The fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ offers us an opportunity to act together in a strategic way of taking care of God’s creation, our Common Home.
Today marks exactly 5 years since the release of this popular Encyclical and as we end the cerebrations today, we are delighted to note that Laudato Si is not only a well-written letter by Pope Francis to the people of the world, but has over the years become a point of reference for the Christian Denominations, other religions, government policymakers, including the United Nations, as well as environmental groups and movements worldwide. It is a letter that touches on all sectors of life, reminding us that our socio-economic, political and environmental organisation and practices, must not lead to increasing the crisis that mother earth is currently going through.
Download the entire Press statement here: https://caritaszambia.org/phocadownload/general/Speech-by-ZCCB-SG-at-Closing-Mass-of-Laudato-si-Week.pdf