May 30, 2020

Laudato Si': Special Anniversary Year Plans

‘The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is happy to announce a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year from 24th May 2020 – 24th May 2021.

We hope that the anniversary year and the ensuing decade will indeed be a time of grace, a true Kairos experience and “Jubilee” time for the Earth, and for humanity, and for all God’s creatures.’

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Special Prayer for the Anniversary Year

Loving God,
Creator of Heaven, Earth, and all therein contained.
Open our minds and touch our hearts,
so that we can be part of Creation, your gift.

Be present to those in need in these difficult times,
especially the poorest and most vulnerable.
Help us to show creative solidarity
as we confront the consequences of the global pandemic.
Make us courageous in embracing
the changes required to seek the common good.
Now more than ever, may we all feel interconnected and interdependent.

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Important Dates

Laudato Si' Week Global Celebration (16-24 May 2020)

Common Prayer for Earth and for Humanity (on 24 May 2020-fifth anniversary of laudato si' - at noon everywhere in the world)

Release of the Inter-Dicasterial Text with Operational Guidelines for Laudato Si' (June 2020)

Laudato Si': Assessment and Future Journey (Webinar on 18 June 2020 to mark the fifth anniversary of the release of the Encyclical)

Season of Creation (1September- 4 October)

Presentation of the Dicastery through the Lens of Laudato Si' (through a series of Webinars to be realised in autumn 2020)

Reinventing the Global Education Alliance (15 October 2020)

Economy of Francesco Meeting (21 November)

World Economic Forum, Davos - Third Vatican Roundtable (26-29 January 2021)

(Proposed) Gathering of Religious leaders (early Spring)

World Water Day (22 March 2021)

Laudato Si'- Special Anniversary Year Concluding Celebrations

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