Laudato Si Week

Bishops' Commission in Malawi Calls for Joint Effort “in caring for our mother earth”

May 26, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called for collaboration in the efforts aimed at conserving the environment in the Southern African nation.

Sr. Olga Massango, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) based in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Synergize Activities, Resources to Address Environmental Concerns Globally: Catholic Nun

Jun 1, 2021

The need for pooling resources to address environmental concerns across the globe was emphasized over the weekend at virtual event in Nairobi, Kenya, organized to mark the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.

A poster announcing the May 26 webinar on the recently launched Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP). Credit: Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)/Facebook

Laudado Si’ Week: African Cleric Outlines Church’s Role in Safeguarding “our common home”

May 26, 2021

As part of the “Laudato Si’ Week” aimed at marking the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the environment, a Catholic Priest in Africa has outlined ways that the Church on the continent can implement the recently launched Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP).

A poster announcing the May 21 webinar closing celebrations making the Laudato Si Year in the Africa region. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Uganda Bemoans Growing Environmental Disasters Owing to Deforestation

May 21, 2021

As the Catholic Church across the globe marks the Laudato Si’ week, taking stock of the gains made in the conservation of the environment, Caritas Uganda is condemning the growing environmental challenges that the Catholic Church entity links to massive deforestation in the East African nation.

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Laudato si' Week Recalls Encyclical's Sixth Anniversary

May 20, 2021

The Vatican is observing Laudato si’ Week to mark the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The week includes an online climate summit.

Archbishop Bert van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan while presiding over the tree planting ceremony at the Global Catholic Climate Movement in Africa (GCCM Africa) offices within St. Jude Capuchin Friary in the Westlands area of Nairobi, Kenya. / GCCM Africa

Creation “the very first epiphany of God”: Nuncio in Kenya on Laudato Si’ Anniversary

May 20, 2020

At a tree planting ceremony organized to mark the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato Si’, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan described creation as the first and earliest form in which God reveals himself, calling it “the very first epiphany of God.” 

Plans Underway to Celebrate Laudato Si' Week in Africa amid COVID-19 Restrictions

May 15, 2020

Plans are underway in Africa to mark the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the environment, Laudato Si’ through a series of activities, which the Global Catholic Climate Movement in Africa (GCCM Africa) is spearheading amid COVID-19 restrictions, officials involved in organizing the weeklong event dubbed “Laudato Si’ Week” have told ACI Africa.