Vatican, 3rd Pope Francis invites “everyone to unite in prayer, on Saturday, for our common home, for the care of our common home”
According to Vatican Radio Pope’s invitation is open to all people worldwide to pray on the fourth World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, September 1.
The Holy Father is thankful for the “various initiatives” planned in various places by various religious denominations.
Pope Francis said “I am grateful for the various initiatives organized in different places by Churches, Institutes of consecrated life, and ecclesial organizations”.
In his General Audience on Wednesday, the Holy Father said Catholic celebrate in union with Orthodox brothers and sisters, and other Christian communities.
For the first time, this prayer event is ecumenical in nature and starts the Season of Creation which lasts until October 4.
Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrius proclaimed September 1 Creation Day for Orthodox in 1989, followed by other European Churches in 2001 and Pope Francis in 2015.
This season begins with the world day of prayer in Assisi and concludes on October 4.