Laudato Si’ Week

Laudato Si’ Week is a celebration held every May to commemorate the anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si'” on the care of our common home. It is organized by the Laudato Si’ Movement and sponsored by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Many partner institutions, such as the JPIC Office of the OFM General Curia, collaborate in its organization. 

Throughout Laudato Si’ Week, Catholics come together to offer living witness to the changes brought about by the encyclical. The week’s events include lectures by world-renowned leaders who show how they have changed their communities and, in doing so, encourage other Catholics to take similar action in their cities and regions. Discussions emphasize advocacy efforts to amplify the Catholic voice in the run-up to the Climate Change Conferences.

During a week of celebration, the faithful will be able to recognize the significant progress the global Church has made on its path of ecological conversion in recent years. We also hope to see a clear roadmap for the decade ahead. As Franciscans, we understand that more work needs to be done, but we are pleased and grateful for the efforts made thus far as we continue to work with the whole Church toward a more hopeful and ecological future.