Laudato Si'

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis

on Care for Our Common Home


The Green Churches Network is proud to offer two pages of "Highlights" to help start discussions in your community.

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1. Laudato Si' "Highlights"


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2. Laudato Si' "In a Nutshell", summary

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3. Laudato Si' Discussion Questions 



4. Encyclical Laudato Si' (Official Document):




What's an encyclical?


It is a teaching on a modern day challenge.


On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis published the first encyclical on ecology.
It is not by accident that the Church is being heard a few months before the meeting of heads of state in Paris (COP21) in order to adopt a binding treaty that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change. Every citizen in the world, including Christians, must respond to this challenge. During the Green Church Conference 2015, in Quebec City, the participants adopted a Common Declaration of Canadian Churches on Climate Change. Many church statements have been published by popes, patriarchs and other heads of Churches from different denominations.