The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on July 18, 2018, issued a short video that summarizes objectives and outcomes of the International Conference “Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth”, held in the Vatican , 5-6 July 2018, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’.
He expressed his hope “that concern for the state of our common home will translate into systematic and concerted efforts aimed at an integral ecology.”
“May Saint Francis of Assisi,” the Holy Father prayed, “continue to inspire and guide us on this journey, and may our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”
“After all,” the Pope underscored, “that hope is based on our faith in the power of our heavenly Father.”
“He, ‘who calls us to generous commitment and to give him our all, offers us the light and the strength needed to continue on our way.
“In the heart of this world, the Lord of life, who loves us so much, is always present. He does not abandon us, he does not leave us alone, for he has united himself definitively to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward. Praise be to him!” (ibid., 245).”