Manifestation of support by the Encyclical LAUDATO SI in Rome.

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On Sunday 28th of June, PMC marched to support Pope Francis ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ with dozens of Italian and international organizations – belonging to major faiths or to environmental organizations-

We marched to the Vatican to thank the pope Francis for his forceful message on climate change, contained in the ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’, and to demand that world leaders heed his call for environmental justice and climate action.

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The encyclical is by far the most forceful contribution on the topic by a pope, who has the ear of more than one billion Roman Catholics. It’s an amazing document that brings together environmental science, social justice and religious teaching and asks us to think about economic policies.

The ENCYCLICAL is addressed to everyone, it is trying to create a consensus among all people, and not leave such important issues to a small group of policy makers, leaders or diplomats.

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It was a great emotion to take part in the demonstration, which brought hundreds of people to St. Peter’s Square. People from different religions, countries, activists, claiming together that we have to care for the earth, that there is a deep moral obligation for action.

When Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of the Apostolic Palace, he was met by the usual cheers and by an unusual forest of bright green oversized paper leaves quoting the Encyclical letter together with Saint Francis chant Laudato Si- Praise be to you, my Lord.

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In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.

“I encourage the collaboration between people and associations of different religions for the promotion of an integral ecology,” Francis said, acknowledging the marchers and reprising some of his considerations in the paper.

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Support manifestation Pope in Rome

Laudato Si

Support manifestation Pope in Rome

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