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It began as a celebration for the 1st anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter

The letter, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home” brought 1.3 billion Catholics together. Furthermore, it helped place Catholic teaching in the context of the current climate crisis.

Last year Pope Francis together with all the Catholics, celebrated the fifth anniversary with a weeklong event of online workshops.

Leaders from all over the globe joined the occasion, like the Prefect for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson; Paris climate agreement architect Christiana Figueras; Secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé; and Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Yeb Saño.

Laudato Si’ Week 2021

For this year, the event will celebrate the progress the global Church has made in its ecological conversion during the past six years. Moreover, it will also offer a clear road map for the decade ahead.

These are some of the activities planned for this week’s workshops, exploring the following themes:

  • Day of global action in which individuals, communities, and institutions around the globe will organize concrete action to care for our common home
  • Live-streamed concert and cultural festival on World Biodiversity Day, 22 May
  • Prayer gathering and missionary-like sending of Catholics to go and announce the Gospel of Creation in every corner of the globe
  • Closing event to launch the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, which will help guide this work in the decade ahead

View the complete Laudato Si’ Week 2021 schedule here.