Media Release: September 1, 2015
Catholic Earthcare Australia celebrates World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by releasing Laudato Si’ video.
Catholic Earthcare Australia is celebrating the very first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1 by releasing a short video entitled Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.
The video features three prominent Catholic leaders – Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (Apostolic Nuncio to Australia), Bishop Michael Kennedy (Bishop of Armidale and Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia) and Jacqui Rémond (Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia). It offers a unique Australian perspective on Pope Francis’ new Encyclical Laudato si’, and a direct call to action for the Australian Catholic community.
The message in Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action resonates strongly on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis would like this day to be a time for individuals and communities to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” This video highlights the urgent nature of his appeal, particularly here in Australia.
Catholic Earthcare Australia hopes that this video will act as a catalyst for reflection and action. Jacqui Rémond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, is urging communities, schools and parishes to watch the video together, to reflect on its message and then dialogue about what actions can be taken at an individual, family, community and national level to care for Planet Earth, our common home.
The video can be viewed online at: http://catholicearthcare.org.au/project/laudato-si-an-urgent-appeal-for-action/.
Katie McSweeney, Communications and Marketing Manager, Catholic Earthcare Australia. Call (02) 8907 9503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.