Laudato Si' encyclical from Pope Francis

Five years on, Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' remains a profound invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home.

Laudato Si' week

To mark the fifth anniversary of its publication, Pope Francis has invited us all to participate in Laudato Si' week from 16-24 May 2020 and take action to care for creation.

Share your lockdown legacy

During the week we’re asking you to reflect on the world you hope to see post-lockdown. Please share your #LockdownLegacy on social media and tag @CAFOD.

Your reflection could include things like:

  • I want cleaner air. More bikes, fewer cars.
  • I want a united world, where we love and support our global family.
  • I want a world where we appreciate nature and really care for the earth.
  • I want to learn a new skill.

You can share your reflections in lots of ways – it could be a photo of your view from your window or home, or it could be a pledge that you’ve written down and taken a picture of. The more creative the better.

Laudato Si' explained

Laudato Si' resources

Find resources to reflect and respond to Laudato Si' in the light of your faith, including prayers, liturgies, a study guide and ideas for practical action, relating to climate change, the environment and sustainable development.

Download Pope Francis' Laudato Si' encyclical

A girl dances in wonder for creation.

Laudato Si' study guide

Reflect and respond to the Laudato Si' encyclical with our study guide, either in an online group or by yourself.   

CAFOD campaigners are walking to Paris to call for climate change action

Laudato Si': take action

Respond to the Laudato Si’ encyclical by campaigning, changing your lifestyle and living simply. 

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