Arances, who is also the executive director of the Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) lauded the decision of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to divest from coal, following Pope Francis's encyclical letter
on the environment.
Catholic prelates have committed to divest their fund deposits of firms investing in "dirty energy" such as coal plants, as a concrete response to Pope Francis' encyclical letter
on the environment "Laudato Si."
All this has been clearly established in the Encyclical Letter
, "Redemptoris Missio", of Pope John Paul II.
Pope Francis began his encyclical letter
Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home) by quoting St.
(1) The sign [section] refers to paragraphs in Laudato Si': Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter
Laudato Si' of The Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home (Vatican Press, 2015), http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html.
BENEDICT XVI, Pope, Encyclical Letter
Caritas in Veritate, 2009.
It is ironic that the encyclical letter
entitled "Human Life" brought about such discord and acrimony.
Some pastors in Vietnam responded to Pope Francis by spending time before or after Mass helping Christians to understand the meaning of this encyclical letter
so that they would know how to care for the common house and to better protect the environment for family, society and all of the world.
The gathering, an ecumenical and interfaith event dubbed the 'Earth Day Laudato Si Village,' hopes to promote environmental awareness and stewardship as stated in Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical letter
, 'Laudato Si (Praise Be to You),' which exhorted 'every person living on this planet ...
For example, the encyclical letter
Rerum Novarum, published in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII, mainly tackles the emerging social upheavals born from the Industrial Revolution.
(13) Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter
Rerum Novarum (May 15, 1891), http://w2.vatican.va/ content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerumnovarum.html.