Laudato Si’ Week: Raising Eco-Awareness
Laudato Si’ Week has begun, marking the seventh anniversary of the publication of the bestselling and accessible encyclical letter by Pope Francis addressing everyone’s responsibility to care for our common home. Ahead of the Week, Bishop Martin Hayes highlighted that Laudato Si’ remains central to the universal Church’s blueprint for climate action.
Bishop Hayes said: “The valuable guidance offered to society by Laudato Si’ is once again evidenced by the report, in April, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shows that global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. It is past the time to call on others to begin to limit use of fossil fuels, we now need to make rapid transformation to avoid the worst effects of climate impact.