Today, also in the light of the dramatic experience of the pandemic that has brought us to our knees and the war that continues to sow terror and destruction, the “prophetic” insights and the power of Pope Francis’ text have become increasingly clear. On the one hand, they are as simple as the verse in the Canticle of the Creatures from which the encyclical takes its name; on the other, they are just as effective like every word addressed to God with faith. In fact, the fruits of Pope Francis’ encyclical, the second of his pontificate, have set in motion many a fruitful process, some of which are still in the making. The text touches on a range of fields challenging world leaders as well as children and asking us all to “dig our heels in” and do our part.
Source: Vatican News