World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
July 12, 2016
The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation was established last year by Pope Francis, to be celebrated on September 1, as has been the custom in the Orthodox Church since 1989.
‘The ecological crisis summons us to a profound spiritual conversion,’ wrote the pope. ‘Christians are called to an ecological conversion whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them.’ (Laudato Si’, 217)