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Pope Francis Launches Encyclical on Environment and Human Ecology

On 18 June, Pope Francis launched Laudato Si' - On the Care for our Common Home, his Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology. Pope Francis challenges us to consider the kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us. It's not just an 'environment encyclical', it leads us to ask ourselves about the meaning of existence and the values at the heart of social life: 'What is the purpose of our life in this world? What is the goal of our work and all our efforts? What need does the earth have of us?'

To read the full text of the encyclical, please click HERE.

The summary document which outlines a 'map' of the encyclical is available HERE.