The Dicastery promotes integral human development by recuperating the ability to establish a relation between humanity and the Earth. This allows for reawakening the dignity of individuals and peoples based upon the need for the material and spiritual maturity that each one of us possesses, improving at the same time the environmental, social, cultural and religious conditions in which we live. Therefore, the Dicastery - in dialogue with the members of the Church, international organizations and civil society, confronting believers and non-believers - proposes activities, projects and initiatives of study and reflection dedicated to a greater elucidation of Laudato Sì; to the environment and to ecology, helping to spread a culture of respect for the planet and the human being; to the right to land; to the development of agriculture; to the correct management of energy, water and subsoil sources; to mining and extraction activities; to the rights of indigenous peoples.
Care of creation
The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.