Integral Ecology


Let Justice and Peace Flow

“In this Season of Creation, as followers of Christ
on our shared synodal journey,
let us live, work and pray that
our common home will teem with life once again.”

Message of Pope Francis for the Day of Creation 2023

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be on 1 September, thus beginning the Ecumenical Season of Creation, which will conclude on 4 October, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

In his message, Pope Francis invites us to “heed our call to stand with the victims of environmental and climate injustice, and to put an end to the senseless war against creation.” In this regard, the Holy Father proposes to “transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.” 

The 2023 theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow.” The symbol is the mighty river.

► From the website: Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

► LaudatoSi' Movement Resources 

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