Address Of Pope Francis On Third Anniversary Of Laudato Si'

2018-07-10

Pope Francis gave the following address in the Clementine Hall on Friday, to participants at the international conference- 'Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth' - marking the third anniversary of the Encyclical Laudato Si'.

Your Eminences, Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

I welcome all of you assembled for this International Conference marking the third anniversary of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si'on care for our common home. In a special way, I would like to greet His Eminence Archbishop Zizioulas, because he and Cardinal Turkson together presented the Encyclical three years ago. I thank all of you for coming together to "hear with your hearts" the increasingly desperate cries of the earth and its poor, who look for our help and concern. You have also gathered to testify to the urgent need to respond to the Encyclical's call for change, for an ecological conversion. Your presence here is the sign of your commitment to take concrete steps to save the planet and the life it sustains, inspired by the Encyclical's assumption that "everything is connected". That principle lies at the heart of an integral ecology.

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