An award-winning missionary magazine

ENVIRONMENT: Pope Francis Launches Laudato Si’ Action Plan

Pope Francis launched the Vatican’s seven-year Laudato Si’ action plan to implement environmental sustainability in different sectors of the Church.

This initiative was announced at the end of the fifth-year anniversary of the environmental encyclical Laudato Si’. The pope said that the year would be followed immediately by a seven-year plan known as the Laudato Si’ Action Platform with focus on seven sectors: families, parishes, schools, hospitals, businesses, organizations, and religious orders.

The Holy Father explained that the action plan also has seven goals: the response to the cry of the earth, the response to the cry of the poor, ecological economics, adoption of simple lifestyles, ecological education, ecological spirituality, and community involvement. “Our selfishness, our indifference, and our irresponsible ways are threatening the future of our children. We have the opportunity to prepare a better tomorrow for all,” he added.  

Read These Next

CORONAVIRUS: Cardinal Tagle Urges “Forgiveness of Debt” of Poor Countries

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle urges that in the current Covid-19 crisis that is wreaking havoc on economies worldwide, rich countries write off the debt of poor countries.

POPE FRANCIS: “Check Facts But Always Respect People”

As misinformation continues to swirl regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis is calling on journalists, especially Catholic media professionals, to verify the facts they report while adopting a…

ETHIOPIA: First Female President

The Catholic Church in Ethiopia has commended the election of the country’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde, saying it is pleased that women, “…are getting their rightful place in the…

Share Your Thoughts

Loading Conversation

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!