Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Youth
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Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis and the Vatican held a number of events to mark and celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below you can find the written message from Pope Francis on this day entitled “Show Mercy to our Common Home”. Pope Francis celebrated a Prayer Service in St Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. A video of this service is embedded below for viewing. Lastly, Cardinal Turkson and a panel hold a press conference on Pope Francis’ message which is also embedded below for viewing. This page will be updated with new messages, videos and resources as they become available.

Read Pope Francis’ message “Show Mercy to our Common Home” on this the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Download the PDF here:  papa-francesco_20160901_messaggio-giornata-cura-creato

 

Pope Francis’ prayer service in St Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation:

 

Press Conference on Pope Francis’ Message for World Day for the Care of Creation:

 A transcript of the Press Conference can be found here.

 

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