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Pope Francis invites us to “show mercy to our common home”

show-mercy-to-our-common-homeVATICAN CITY – On the heels of his groundbreaking encyclical, “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis has declared Sept 1 to be the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. To mark this second World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the pope has issued a message, “Show Mercy to Our Common Home,” as well as recorded a video.

In his message, the pope writes: “…human beings are deeply connected with all of creation. When we mistreat nature, we also mistreat human beings.” He also suggests: “So let me propose a complement to the two traditional sets of seven: may the works of mercy also include care for our common home.”

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Show Mercy to Our Common Home

 

 

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