Laudato Si’ Week marks the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation.

The global celebration takes place from 21-28 May and this year parishes are encouraged to host a screening of the film The Letter (see the trailer below).

The film tells the story of four 'social poets' affected first-hand by the climate crisis who travel to Rome to meet Pope Francis.

It is the main resource for the week's events. Find out how to organise a screening here. Alternatively, watch it on YouTube.

Several global events will take place during the week, including an event dedicated to The Letter on Saturday 27 May and the conclusion of the Week on Pentecost, Sunday 28 May.

What is Laudato Si' Week?

Laudato Si’ Week began as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ papal encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.

Since then, the annual celebration is away for Catholics to unite and rejoice in the progress made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and to commit ourselves to further prayer and action for our common home.

The annual event is organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and facilitated by the Laudato Si' Movement together with other partners.

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