St Francis & the environment

On October 4th we celebrated the feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of preserving the environment. The first encyclical letter (addressed to the church and the world) written by Pope Francis was entitled Laudato si – Praise to you (referring to the hymn of St Francis, praising God for the whole of creation). This important encyclical can be found here.

A study group on care of the environment launched recently: details of the launch can be found here.

Fr Ed