World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

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Mountain landscape with lake.

To protect God’s creation, seek personal and policy change, U.S. bishops say

Aug 30, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The USCCB statement linked the waters of Christian baptism to the waters of the earth, highlighting the source of life... Read more

This picture taken on Jan. 16, 2022, shows a man watching smoke hanging over houses on a polluted day in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Pope Francis to visit one of the world’s most polluted capitals this week

Aug 28, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is likely to make “care for our common home” a key theme of his Mongolian trip this week... Read more

Pope Francis pictured in St. Peter’s Square March 16, 2016.

Pope Francis says pandemic is ‘a wake-up call’ to care for creation

Sep 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis released a message Tuesday for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in which he... Read more

Mountain landscape with lake.

Do not act with tyranny towards God's creation, Pope Francis says

Sep 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a message for Sunday’s World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make simple... Read more

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Leronymos look at the sea from Lesbos on April 16, 2016.

Pope, Patriarch: Care for creation includes respect for people

Sep 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew sent a joint message Friday for the World Day of Care for Creation, which says... Read more

Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, leads a tree blessing ceremony for the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Sept. 1, 2015.

Philadelphia seminary plants, blesses a tree for Pope's day for care of creation

Sep 2, 2015

Responding to Pope Francis' call for Catholics around the world to observe Sept. 1 as a Day of Prayer for... Read more