Laudate Deum : Responses to Pope Francis' call to action

Initiatives in response to the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum

Laudate Deum : Responses to Pope Francis' call to action

On the occasion of the recent publication of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum, numerous local churches and associations are carrying out various initiatives to reflect on the content of this new papal document that addresses the climate crisis and is addressed to all people of good will.

The publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum took place on October 4, 2023, feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the conclusion of the Time of Creation and the beginning of the Synod Assembly on Synodality.

For this reason, on Thursday, October 5, the Holy See organized a presentation of the Laudate Deum aimed primarily at journalists and moderated by the director of the Vatican Press Office, Matteo Bruni. Among the various speakers, the Italian physicist and Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Giorgio Parisi, together with other academics and testimonies from activists and young people from different parts of the world, took part in the event.   


For its part, the Alliance of Ecclesial Networks for Integral Ecology (ENA) received "with enthusiasm" the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum and published an official statement in which its coordinator, Fr. Rigobert Minani Bihuz, indicated that it is "a very positive stimulus for the mandate and ministry of ENA".

In addition, the Laudato si Action Platform offers free tools, resources and an online community that promotes ecological conversion and integral ecology through webinars, guides, templates and action lines. It is possible to register at:

Along these lines, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Michael Czerny, sent a video message to an online initiative of the Laudato Si Movement in which he commented on some aspects of the content of the Laudate Deum.


If your local church organizes an initiative to reflect on the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum, you can share the information at:

10 October 2023