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1. What is Laudato Si?

What is Laudato Si?

The title is taken from the first line of the encyclical, “Laudato Si’, mi Signore,” or “Praise be to you, my Lord.” In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.

An “encyclical” is a letter that is a teaching document by the Holy Father. A “social encyclical” applies the consistent, traditional moral teachings of the Church to the social and economic challenges of the current day.

Laudato Si for Educators & Students - MACS Resource

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Key messages of Laudato Si

What is Pope Francis urgently appealing for us to do in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’? This short presentation, developed by Caritas, reflects on the key messages of Laudato Si’.

Theological Reflection on Laudato Si

Dr Ann-Marie Mealey, a member of the CAFOD Theological Reference group, reflects on Laudato Si’. She explores how Pope Francis’ fresh approach to the encyclical renews our commitment to care for the earth and our sisters and brothers living in poverty.

Laudato Si - FAQ

This document provides a summary of common FAQ’s related to Laudato Si.

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