“If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation”
World Day of Peace Message, January 1, 2010
On December 31, 2022, our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI departed to our Father’s house. Known as the “Green Pope”, his legacy is fundamental for Laudato Si’ Movement’s global community.
Pope Benedict XVI propelled the Church’s practical thinking on climate change and care for creation, influencing Pope Francis and his world-changing encyclical, Laudato Si’.
His teachings on creation wisely point to the integration of the environment with all aspects of modern, globalized life: political peace, social and economic well-being, human dignity and justice.