Vatican Reveals the Date of Pope Francis' Follow-up to "Laudato si' Publication to Coincide with St Francis of Assisi's Feast Day

The Vatican revealed that, on the 4th of October, the feast of St. Francis, the publication of Pope Franis' follow-up to "Laudato si' will be published.
Pope Francis’ made an appeal from the Paul VI Hall at his  Wednesday Audience for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which takes place each year on the 1st of September. The theme of this year’s observance is “Let Justice and Peace Flow.”
The Pope recalled that this day marks the beginning of the Season of Creation that will last until 4 October, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Pope Francis had disclosed the information on the 21st of August when he received a delegation of lawyers from member countries of the Council of Europe. He then revealed that the second part of his encyclical Laudato si' will be published on the 4th of October.

“On that date, I plan on publishing an exhortation, a second Laudato si',” the Pope said. “Let us join our Christian brothers and sisters in the commitment to care for creation as a sacred gift from the Creator.”

The Pope’s remarks on Wednesday summarized the core of his Message for the World Day, which was made public in May:

“It is 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. I urge all of you to work and pray for it to abound with life once again.” In the Message, the Pope says we must resolve “to transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.”

He also returned to the topic of ecological conversion and the need to no longer consider creation as an object to be exploited, but as a reality to be safeguarded “as a sacred gift from our Creator.”

The Pope's message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation insisted on the need to “transform the public policies that govern our societies and shape the lives of young people today and tomorrow.”

Source: Vatican News