Care for God's Creation


Caring for our brothers and sisters means caring for the home we share.

The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a space for institutions, communities, families, and young adults to learn and grow together as we journey towards full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. You are warmly invited to join this community. Your unique “culture, experience, involvements, and talents” are needed on our journey towards greater love for our Creator, each other, and the home we share. (LS 14)

What is “Laudato Si'?

Laudato Si’ (“Praise be to you”) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle On Care for Our Common Home and was published in 2015, addressed to “every person living on this planet.” (LS 3) Pope Francis describes the encyclical as “a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet,” calling upon the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new journey to integral ecology. (LS 14) Read the encyclical here.