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Laudato Si!

Today Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si,” was officially published. The name of the 184-page document, which means “Praise be to you,” is taken from the Canticle of St. Francis praising God for his creation.

While focused on the environment, “Laudato Si” also addresses the broader relationship of humans to nature, to each other, and to God. It discusses the connection between sin and the degradation of the environment, condemning the overconsumption of natural resources as well as a similar disregard for God’s creation through abortion and population control.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, who was involved in the process of drafting the encyclical, stressed the importance of an integral approach to the topic of ecology which links caring for the environment and caring for the human person.

A true integral ecology seeks to address all of the various aspects of our lives, including the human person itself, the environment in which we live, in the economy and politics and in various cultures of the world, particularly those most at risk.

“You cannot believe in and love God without respecting or caring for what he has created, without caring for the work of his hands,” said the Cardinal.

He noted that “work of God’s hands” includes two things: the human person and the world in which they live.

The encyclical’s concern has been “just that: to promote the well-being not of one over the other, but to promote the well-being of the two jointly. That’s the point of the encyclical.”

You can read the full encyclical here.

Click here to purchase a bound copy of the encyclical.

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