"The sweet song of creation invites us to practise an “ecological spirituality” ( Laudato Si’, 216), attentive to God’s presence in the natural world. It is a summons to base our spirituality on the “loving awareness that we are not disconnected from the rest of creatures, but joined in a splendid universal communion” (LS, 220)". This is what the Holy Father said in his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation has been presented in the Holy See Press Office this morining, that has been presented this morning in the Holy See Press Office.
Announcing that the Holy See will accede to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, Pope Francis added that at the basis of any initiative or relationship "there is need for a covenant between human beings and the environment, which, for us believers, is a mirror reflecting “the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying”.
"During this Season of Creation- He concluded - let us pray that COP27 and COP15 can serve to unite the human family (LS, 13) in effectively confronting the double crisis of climate change and the reduction of biodiversity".
The Message of the Holy Father has been presented in a press conference with: Card. Michael Czerny SJ, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Sister Mary John Kudiyiruppil, SSpS, Associate Executive Secretary dell'Unione Internazionale delle Superiore Generali (UISG); Christina Leaño, Associate Director del Laudato si' Movement; Mons. Jose Colin Mendoza Bagaforo, Bishop of Kidapawan, Filippine, National director of Caritas Philippines and the Laudato si' Program of the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines.
Other useful info about the #SeasonOfCreation can be found on the website: https://seasonofcreation.org/ .