Laudato Si’ at 5: Reception in Africa and Decade-long Actionable Goals

  • Raymond Olusesan Aina
Keywords: Pope Francis, Laudato Si, Africa, Actionable Goals, Ecology, Environment


This work presents Laudato Si in such a manner that increases our awareness that we co-belong with the earth. Laudato si’ calls us to consider what will happen if the earth reaches an irreplaceable level of damage and crises, knowing full well that the earth is a planetary island with no outside help. In an increasingly interconnected world, the discernment of choices before us to creatively discover how we can reconstruct a new world built on holistic co-belonging must be done collegially with scientists, theologians, politicians, and people at the fringes working together. Five years on, the Interdicasterial Working Group of the Holy See on Integral Ecology followed up with Journeying Towards Care For Our Common Home. It submits that we need to collaborate among ourselves to cope with present-day ecological concerns. The expository and analytical methods were employed.


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