Aboard the papal plane, 26 September, 2023 / 8:18 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis’ new document on the environment, to be released Oct. 4, will be called Laudate Deum.
The pope shared the name of his latest apostolic exhortation during a meeting with Latin American university rectors on Sept. 21, though the speech was only made public by Vatican News in Spanish on Monday afternoon.
According to Vatican News, while speaking about the environment and the “culture of abandonment,” Pope Francis revealed that his new document on the topic will be titled Laudate Deum, which means “Praise God” in Latin.
It will be, he said, “a look at what has happened and say what needs to be done,” Vatican News reported.
In the same speech to 200 university personnel, Francis reflected on what he has termed a throwaway culture, saying it reveals “a lack of education to use the things that remain, to remake them, to replace them in the order of the common use of things.”