On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home” was formally released.
Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins, commented on the teaching letter: “The central theme in this letter to all people of goodwill remains: ‘What kind of world do you want to leave to those who come after us?’ The encyclical reminds us that we have been entrusted with an abundance of gifts from God to nurture and use responsibly as good stewards. We are also reminded that our actions have ramifications, often impacting the most vulnerable in our society. We must never forget the marginalized among us. In the vast and diverse archdiocese in which we reside, there is much for us to consider and act upon. My prayer is that the reflections offered by Pope Francis through Laudato Si’ will give us pause as we consider what each one of us can do, inspired by our faith, to care for creation and all those whom we encounter.”