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Laudato Si' is here!

The much-anticipated official release of "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" has come. NCR's coverage includes input from Srs. Ilia Delio, Simone Campbell and others.

Read the encyclical (English) here.

The panel at the press conference at 11 a.m. Rome time included Cardinal Peter Turkson (president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace), Metropolitan John Zizioulas of Pergamon (theologian representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church), Prof. John Schellnhuber (founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a climate-change expert, from Germany), Baltimore, Maryland-based Carolyn Woo (president of U.S. Catholic Relief Services).

Watch the press conference here.

National Catholic Reporter has been leading up to this day with a series of reports and commentary, and this link will take you to those stories, with the very latest items from today at the top. There is a report about the contents of the historic encyclical, as well as several response articles, including comments from Catholic Sisters. Here is the first story about the letter.

Global Sisters Report is expecting a column from Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell soon, plus many columns from in the coming days.

Check our Environment tag as a comprehensive updated source on GSR.

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