Pope’s encyclical called ‘a watershed moment for church, humanity’

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June 23, 2015

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago addresses media about the pope's encyclical at the Archbishop Quigley Center in Chicago June 18. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) See ENCYCLICAL-CUPICH June 23, 2015.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago addresses media about the pope’s encyclical at the Archbishop Quigley Center in Chicago June 18. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment is “a watershed moment for the church, for humanity and for the planet” that the pope “calls our common home,” Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich said.

He met with the media June 18 at the Archbishop Quigley Center to share the salient points of the document, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

“It’s time for the church to be bold — to speak about major issues — and to achieve a new level of relevance in people’s lives,” Archbishop Cupich said.

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