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In a film, shot overlooking Westminster Cathedral, Bishop John Arnold, Lead Bishop for Environmental Issues, spoke ahead of the release of a new document from Pope Francis that will update his 2015 encyclical letter Laudato si’ that focused on our Christian duty to care for our current home.

The follow-up will be published at the conclusion of the annual Season of Creation on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 4 October.

In his message for this year’s World Day for Care of Creation, Pope Francis said it was “necessary to stand with the victims of environmental and climate injustice, striving to end the senseless war on our common home which is a terrible world war.”

The Holy Father urged everyone to play a part to “transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.”

Bishop Arnold concurs and explains why the time for renewed action is now.

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