Pope Francis starts Laudato Si’ Week 2021 during his Papal Angelus on Sunday 16 May. Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis graciously started Laudato Si’ Week 2021 during his Papal Angelus (Regina Caeli) on Sunday 16 May.

His Holiness warmly invited everyone to participate in the 10-day event and to learn more about how to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor” during the global celebration.

Laudato Si’ Week 2021, 16-25 May, will serve as the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics in celebrating the great progress the Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion.

Catholics worldwide also will come together to reflect on the lessons the world continues to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare for the future with hope.

The celebration is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for the Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

“Today ‘Laudato Si’ Week’ begins, to educate more and more to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor. I thank the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Caritas Internationalis and the numerous member organizations, and I invite everyone to participate,” Pope Francis said.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement, on behalf of our thousands of Laudato Si’ Animators, Member Organizations, Laudato Si’ Circles, and other members, thanks Pope Francis for his prophetic leadership and for the opportunity to serve the Church in this way.

We graciously ask for Catholics everyone to join us in prayer as Laudato Si’ Week begins, that we all may listen to Pope Francis and take steps on our ecological conversion journey this week and beyond that bring about the change we need to see throughout our common home.

View the entire Laudato Si’ Week 2021 schedule.