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Papal backing for ‘Laudato Si’ Pledge Campaign’

July 13, 2017

Pope Francis has endorsed an effort by the Global Catholic Climate Movement to persuade 1 million Catholics to show their support for Laudato Si‘ by pledging to live more simply and to pray for the protection of the environment.

The “Laudato Si‘ Pledge Campaign” has already been endorsed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Vatican’s new dicastery for intergral human development; and by Cardinals Reinhard Marx of Munich and Blase Cupich of Chicago.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 13, 2017 10:20 PM ET USA

    It would be difficult for me to both live "more simply" and function in the modern world. But I will pray that humans decide to fix whatever is broken in "the environment."

  • Posted by: Dennis Olden - Jul. 13, 2017 6:37 PM ET USA

    As a 78-year-old grandmother who has lived simply all my life, because of inclination and lack of funds to live otherwise, this sort of talk exasperates me. Where do they think jobs come from? If jobs depended on people like me and mine, there would be a lot of people out of work.