The Catholic Church observes Laudato Si week from May 16 to 25 to highlight the need to care and protect the environment.
In a holy mass, Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo called on the faithful to help preserve the environment to lessen and slow down the effects of global warming.
“We need to change our lifestyle radically to help slow down global warming. We need to change how we treat and see the world to protect our nature for the next generation,” Pabillo said.
“As we mark the Laudato Si week, let us be aware of what is happening in the world we live in. Let us change our ways and how we view the world.Let us pray that we be gifted with love and concern for the environment that God has blessed us with. Let us be stewards of the world we live in for the future generation,” the Church leader said.
Laudato Si is the second encyclical on the environment by Pope that focuses on taking care of our common home.