Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences seminar

The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences is inviting its entire network of bishops, priests, and Justice and Peace Commission officials to engage in prayerful activities and reflections during Laudato Si’ Week, which runs through Sunday 24 May.

The federation’s Office of Human Development Climate Change Desk is encouraging everyone to honor the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ by reading and studying a helpful booklet that features 12 activities people can do by themselves or in small groups.

Father Joseph Gonsalves, executive secretary for the federation’s climate change desk, implored everyone to use this time to pray and think about how we can urgently act against the climate crisis.

“We have to take care of this beautiful gift God has given us,” said Fr. Gonsalves, who is based in Mumbai, India.

He pointed out that as much of the world has gone on lockdown and pollution has dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen creation slowly healing itself in the form of bluer waters and clearer skies.

These improvements remind us that “we are all connected,” he said, echoing the theme of Laudato Si’ Week, “everything is connected.”

Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences is a Laudato Si’ Week partner. More information is available at www.fabc.org/.