Laudato Si – “one of the most important encyclicals ever issued”

In a new interview, eco theologian and Columban missionary, Fr Sean McDonagh, speaks about the importance of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si – “one of the most important encyclicals ever issued by a pope”.

The document takes its opening line from a prayer by St Francis, who was most sensitive to God’s presence in the natural world.

According to Fr Sean, it is only with this particular document that the Catholic Church has taken seriously care for our common home.

“This is a whole new moral way of living – now we have to take care of, not just our fellow human beings, but also God’s creation.”