"The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor cannot continue," says Pope Francis, who invites us to celebrate the "Laudato Si'" week from May 16 to 24, 2020. At this extraordinary moment, Catholics throughout the world are uniting to reflect, pray and prepare together for a better future.

 

"We come together in faith to seek the common good and build a better world," the Holy Father said. On the fifth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical 'Laudato Si', he urges parishes and communities to deepen their commitment and find solutions to ecological problems by referring to this encyclical.

Everyone can mark this event, individually or in groups, communities, families, parishes or institutions. The "Laudato Si'" Week is organized by the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development and the World Catholic Climate Movement and Renova+, as follows :

16-23 May: Formations and workshops, Learning and development through online discussions. Links to participate are available on the calendar, click here.

24 May: World Day of Prayer, Join Catholics around the world in prayer at 12 noon local time using this prayer.

It is in this context that the Pope will visit the Terra dei Fuochi, an area between Naples and Caserta, on Sunday 24 May, where toxic waste and uncontrolled incineration have ravaged this once beautiful and prosperous land.

Justice for the development of the weak

Follow in video the wishes of His Eminence Cardinal Tsarahazana Mgr Désiré. "If we want to be happy, we must promote justice", said Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana during his presentation of vows for the Malagasy people. God loves us all without discrimination, that is why we must respect each other, help and protect the weakest.

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What kind of Salesians?

From February 16 to April 04 2020, The Salesian Congregation will hold the 28th General Chapter (GC 28) in Turin-Valdocco. This chapter presents 2 messages: the return to Valdocco, the Motherhouse of Salesian, after 62 years, the last was the CG18 and the general chapter which takes its title from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

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Animated by hope

On December 29th, the official commentary of the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, on the Strenna 2021 "Moved by hope: 'Behold, I make all things new' (Rev 21, 5) was published in five languages: Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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