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Pope Francis Asks: Receive This New Encyclical With an Open Heart


ANN SCHNEIBLE

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Nat. Cath. Register
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Date:
6/18/2015

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ABSTRACTPope Francis Asks: Receive This New Encyclical With an Open Heart | Daily News | NCRegister.com Print Edition:  June 14, 2015 Sign-up for our E-letter!   Donate News Blogs Radio Events Resources Advertise Store Subscriptions Make This My Homepage Resources Archives Jobs College Guide Arts & Entertainment Books Commentary Culture of Life Education In Person News Opinion Sunday Guides Travel Vatican Dan Burke Jeanette DeMelo Edward Pentin Mark Shea Matthew Warner Jimmy Akin Matthew Archbold Joan Frawley Desmond Simcha Fisher Tito Edwards Jennifer Fulwiler Steven D. Greydanus Tom Wehner Our Latest Show About the Show About the Register Donate Subscribe Stations Schedule Other EWTN Shows Advertising Overview Policies & Guidelines Digital Ad Specs Print Ad Specs Editorial Calendar & Due Dates Order Web Ad Subscribe Discounted Bulk Subscriptions Give a Gift Subscription Renew Your Subscription Renew Your Gift Subscription Change of Address Missed Issues Payments Account Status General Customer Service Print Article | Email Article | Write To Us Daily News Daily News Pope Francis Asks: Receive This New Encyclical With an Open Heart (525) “Our ‘home’ is being ruined, and this hurts everyone, especially the poorest among us,” the Holy Father said at the conclusion of his weekly general audience on Wednesday. Tweet by ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS 06/18/2015 Comment – CNA/Bohumil Petrik VATICAN CITY — Speaking the day before the official release his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si (The Care for Our Common Home), Pope Francis asked people to have an “open heart” when they read it. “Our ‘home’ is being ruined, and this hurts everyone, especially the poorest among us,” the Holy Father said at the conclusion of his weekly general audience on Wednesday. The Pope’s second encyclical was released Thursday. It deals with creation and the human ecology, examining man's responsibility in caring for the earth. The document’s title is taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s medieval Italian prayer “Canticle of the Creatures,” which praises God through elements of creation like Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and “our sister Mother Earth.” “My appeal, therefore, is for responsibility,” he said, which is “based on the task which God gave to man in creation: 'to till and protect' the 'garden' in which he has been placed.” “I invite everyone to receive this new document with an open heart, which places itself along the lines of the Church's social doctrine.” Filed under encyclical , laudato si , pope francis , st. francis of assisi , stewardship View Comments Comments Join the Discussion Join the Discussion We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content. We ask that charity guide your words. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our discussion guidelines . Comments are published at our discretion. We won’t publish comments that lack charity, are off topic, or are more than 400 words. Thank you for keeping this forum thoughtful and respectful. Name: Email: Write your comment: Please enter the word you see in the image below:       Notify me of follow-up comments. Comments are no longer being accepted on this article. Related .......