This encycle drawing its name from St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures and reminds us that the earth is our common home; we must care for it tenderly. Pope Francis calls the entire world to take action to embrace what he calls “ecological conversion.”
The document is some 40,000 words and 184 pages long, but it comes alive and is more accessible in this unique, in-plain-English reading guide. This guide offers a summary of every article in Pope Francis’ groundbreaking document and a group reflection process to help everyone read it and understand it. The article numbers in the original are retained for ease in moving between the guide and the actual encyclical.