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USCCB Welcomes New Exhortation on the Environment

WASHINGTONToday, Pope Francis released Laudate Deum, the follow-up to the Holy Father’s groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The new apostolic exhortation is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis.”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement from James L. Rogers, chief communications officer.

“USCCB President Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio has been on retreat with the Synod delegates and is participating in the opening sessions.  Archbishop Broglio and his brother bishops in the United States look forward to spending time with the exhortation in prayer and identifying ways to continue their shared witness on behalf of God’s creation.”