Laudato Si and the African Environment

  • Jude I. Onebunne
  • Chinwe F. Nwakwesiri
Keywords: Laudato Si, African Environment, Ecological Crisis, Ecology, Pope Francis


Laudato si(Praise Be) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle on care for our common home. This common home is our environment. In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, hence, calls all people of the world to take swift and unified global action. In Africa, environmental crisis is getting worse each day due to different nefarious human activities towards nature. Using the method of critical analysis, the researchers aver that broken environment we live in shows our broken humanity. Therefore it's prerequisite to protect, value and appreciate our African environment.


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print ISSN: 2659-0301