"The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all who live on it are his."

(Psalm 24:1)

Laudato Si' encyclical from Pope Francis

Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical Laudato Si' remains a profound invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home.


Click here to read the full encyclical.


Laudato Si’ is an encyclical (open letter) written by Pope Francis and was published on the 18 June 2015. 

Laudato Si’ discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans. Pope Francis says we need a new definition of progress rooted in “integral ecology”, recognising that “everything is connected” and hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Pope Francis calls for all people to dialogue in society about how best to tackle the global issues we face

It deals with many environmental issues including:

  • pollution

  • climate change

  • water

  • loss of biodiversity

  • decline in the quality of human life.


In his letter, Pope Francis implores us to work together to create a better world for future generations and asks us to make the necessary changes in our lives in order to take care of, respect and value our ‘common home’.

Laudato Si' for schools (cafod.org.uk)


At St Benedict's, we are answering this call through CAFOD's Live Simply Award.