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Pope Reminds September 1 Marks 4th World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Calls for Water to Be Protected & Made Available to All

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Toward the conclusion of yesterday’s General Audience on August 29, 2018, Pope Francis recalled that Saturday September 1, marks the World Day of Care for Creation.
The Pope was giving his final remarks to Italian-speaking pilgrims, after having he reflected in his catechesis on his Aug. 25-26 Apostolic Trip to Ireland, for the occasion of the 9th World Meeting of Families.

Francis remembered this will be the fourth World Day of Prayer for the care of creation, noting it is being celebrated “in union with our Orthodox brothers and sisters and with the adhesion of other Churches and Christian communities.”
“In this year’s message,” he underscored, “I wish to draw attention to the issue of water, the primary good to be protected and made available to all.”
Saying he is grateful for the various initiatives of the particular Churches, Institutes of consecrated life and ecclesial aggregations, the Pope concluded saying: “I invite you all to join in prayer on Saturday, for our common home, for the care of our common home.”
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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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