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Rejoice iin the Lord – Oct 22, 2023

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, our Holy Father Pope Francis published a new Apostolic Exhortation entitled Laudato Deum (Praise God). This new communication from the pope, which concerns the climate crisis, is addressed to “all people of good will.”

Laudato Deum is a continuation of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si’, published eight years ago, on June 18, 2015, in which the Holy Father shared with all of us, the “brothers and sisters of our suffering planet,” his heartfelt concerns about the care of our common home. As an exhortation, Laudato Deum is a call to action that results from the pope’s conviction that the responses to his call for change in Laudato Si’ have “not been adequate, while the world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point.”

Continue reading Cardinal Tobin’s letter to the faithful in English or Spanish.