Read encyclical on care for creation with ‘open heart,’ pope asks world

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June 17, 2015

Girl collects sand at Pismo Beach, Calif. May 15. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) See POPE-CREATION June 17, 2015.

Girl collects sand at Pismo Beach, Calif. May 15. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Appealing to the entire world, Pope Francis urged everyone to read his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation and to better protect a damaged earth.

“This common ‘home’ is being ruined and that harms everyone, especially the poorest,” he said June 17, the day before the Vatican was releasing his encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

He said he was launching an appeal for people to recognize their “responsibility, based on the task that God gave human beings in creation: ‘to cultivate and care for’ the ‘garden’ in which he settled us.”

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