Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father on Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You” is an urgent call to tackle the current ecological crisis by making a paradigm shift that will allow all human beings to live sustainably in dignity.

To mark the 5th anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, the Interdicasterial working group of the Holy See on integral ecology has published «Journeying towards Care for our Common Home – 5 years after Laudato Si’»  to guide us on the path to the implementation of the teachings of the encyclical.

I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affects us all.

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Laudato Si’ on your own

  • Reflect on the encyclical with inspiring quotes.
  • Let Laudato Si’ take you to the heart of what it is to be human. Click here to take a personal reflection journey with Development and Peace.
  • Discover key elements of the encyclical with the Green Churches Network’s website section: Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell.

Laudato Si’ with your community

Laudato Si’ with the world

  • The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is training and building a network of Laudato Si’ animators across the world to spread the message of the encyclical. 


Laudato Si’ : Animated clip for kids

Laudato Si’ : Animated clip for young people

Celebrating Laudato Si’ with Cardinal Tagle

Laudato Si’ – A Canadian Response

Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis Laudato Si’


Journeying towards care for our common home

Living Out Laudato Si’

Produced by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, this guide encourages you live out Laudato Si’ by seeing, learning, praying and acting.

A dialogue guide

Produced by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, this dialogue guide is meant to accompany small groups on their journey to experience and reflect on Laudato Si’.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Prayer for Stewardship

The Canticle of Creatures

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