Pope Francis issued his encyclical Laudato Si’ in June 2015. The release of Laudato Si’ was a historic event, as Pope Francis issued a powerful message on our moral responsibility to care for creation.
1) Online course featuring Cardinal Turkson, Bishop Sánchez Sorondo and others:
2) Online conference in occasion of the Laudato Si’ anniversary, featuring Bishop Sánchez Sorondo, Jeffrey Sachs, Dr Marcia McNutt, Br. Michael Perry OFM and many others:
3) Online course by Fr. Dan Horan OFM, titled “Understanding Laudato Si'”:
Short videos to learn about Laudato Si’
Encyclical’s highlights, by Fr James Martin SJ:
Laudato Si’ animation (by CAFOD):
- Official Vatican video about Laudato Si’
- Pope Francis calls to Care for Creation (by The Pope Video)
- Key Laudato Si’ quotes (by GCCM)
- Laudato Si’ animation for children (by CAFOD)
Additional resources and guides:
- Overview of Laudato Si’ (by Vatican Information Service) – Also available in 20 languages
- Study Guide for Laudato Si’ (by Interfranciscan Commission for JPIC)
- Discussion guide to Laudato Si’ (by USCCB)
- Study Guide for Laudato Si’ (by CAFOD)
- On care for our common home: A Dialogue Guide for Laudato Si’ (by Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice)
- Laudato Si’ for youth leaders (by CAFOD)
- “A readers’ guide to Laudato Si’ (by Fr. Thomas Reese SJ)
- Laudato Si Study and Action Guide 2016 (by Columban Center)
- Laudato Si’ Teaching Module and Student Handout (by Santa Clara University)
- Key quotes from the encyclical (by CCC)
- Vatican conference announcing the encyclical release
- Lecture by Cardinal Turkson for families: “Caring for Creation: Pope Francis and Environmental Stewardship”
- Background on Catholic Teachings on Climate Change
- “Laudato Si’ interviews” (by Mercy International Association)
Podcast to listen the full text of Laudato Si
- Laudato Si Audio Introduction+6 chapters (by St Columbans Mission Society)
Other recent Vatican statements on climate change and ecology
- Pope Francis’ Homily about the Beatitudes (including one on Creation Care), Nov 1, 2016
- Pope Francis’ Message about Climate Change and Food Security, Oct 14, 2016
- Pope Francis’ Message for the celebration of the 2016 World Day of Prayer for Creation Care: “Show Mercy to our Common Home”, Sept 1, 2016.
- Appeal of Cardinals, Bishops and Patriarchs to COP21 Negotiating Parties, Oct 2015 (other languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian)
- Pope Francis’ Address at the United Nations, Sept 25, 2015.
- Pope Francis’ Address to Participants in Climate Change Conference, Sept 11, 2015.
- Pope Francis’ Address to World Meeting of Popular Movements, July 10, 2015.