GCCM announces its new name: Laudato Si’ Movement

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is now the Laudato Si’ Movement. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the new name, including stories and videos about the synodal discernment process that led to the change, and congratulatory videos from laudato si’ movement members and friends from all over the world. Laudato Si’!

From GCCM to
Laudato Si’ Movement


The announcement of Laudato Si’ Movement

Laudato Si' Movement

The statement:
Why the change?

The discernment process and the reasons for the name change are explained in a statement from members of our international bodies.

More about the synodal discernment process

Testimonials from discernment process participants

Dr. Lorna Gold
Chair, Laudato Si’ Movement

Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam
Head of the Vatican’s Ecology and Creation Office

Mabel Zúñiga
Animator of Animators (Laudato Si’ Movement Panama)

Yeb Saño
Vice-Chair, Laudato Si’ Movement

Br. Jaime Campos
JPIC Coordinator, Franciscan Order

Agatha Mossane
Laudato Si’ Animator (Senegal)

Amy Woolam Echeverría
JPIC Coordinator, Missionary Society of St. Columban

Christina Leaño
Associate Director, Laudato Si’ Movement

Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ
Jesuit Curia & LSM Board

Roxana Esqueff
LSM Global Membership Council

Martin de Jong
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand & LSM Global Membership Council

Alirio Cáceres Aguirre
Bogotá Archdiocese and Caritas Latin America & the Caribbean, & LSM Global Membership Council

Ann Marie Brennan
Christian Life Community & LSM Global Membership Council

Fr. John Leydon
Missionary Society of St. Columban & LSM-Philippines

Dan Misleh
Catholic Climate Covenant & LSM Global Membership Council

Friends offer their congratulations to Laudato Si’ Movement!

Cardinal Michael Czerny
Under-Secretary of the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section

Christiana Figueres
Architect of the Paris Climate Agreement

Br. Massimo Fusarelli OFM
Minister General, Franciscan Order

Mary Evelyn Tucker
Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University

Bill McKibben
Author and founder of 350.org

Sr. Celene Couto
Don Bosco Green Alliance

Celia Deane-Drummond
Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Oxford University

Bishop Collin Bagaforo
Diocese of Kidapawan and head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action

Fr. Cristóbal Fones, SJ
Musician, Chile

More messages from around the globe


This is (partly) why GCCM changed its name!