Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.
As Churches we have often neglected our responsibilities for the protection of creation or have even distorted the true attitude towards the environment.
“It offers individual believers and the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation."
International alliance of 17 Catholic development organisations from Europe and North America launches three-year campaign: 'Change for the Planet - Care for the People.'
"Laudato Si is an astonishing document - there is no longer any excuse for people not knowing about this issue”: author and environmental activist Bill McKibben.
Three years would give people an opportunity to address Laudato Si’s recommendations in the local church in the first year, nationally in the second year and globally in the third year.