The Pope’s appeal in the encyclical Laudato Si’ is “to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development”. (Laudato Si’, 13).
“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home. Here I want to recognize, encourage and thank all those striving in countless ways to guarantee the protection of the home which we share. Particular appreciation is owed to those who tirelessly seek to resolve the tragic effects of environmental degradation on the lives of the world’s poorest. Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded.”
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 13).