Catholic Schools Week is running this week. We will be learning more about the Pope’s Encyclical Laudato Si’.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis
to Care for Our Common Home.
It is hoped that this theme will help schools to gain an understanding of the Pope’s encyclical letter
Laudato Si’. This is Pope Francis’ second encyclical. Its title means ‘Praise be to you’ and it has the
subtitle On Care for Our Common Home.
The encyclical letter, published on 24 May 2015, discusses the harm humankind has caused on
earth and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make necessary changes in our lives to
protect our planet.
Laudato Si’ deals with many environmental issues including pollution, climate change, drought, loss of biodiversity and the decline in the quality of human life.
More details can be found at http://www.catholicschools.ie/catholic-schools-week-2017-primary-school-resources/