The Alaska Bishops welcome the Papal Encyclical, ‘Laudato Si,’ with a joint statement issued June 18, 2015.
(Link to BISHOPS’ STATEMENT)

“At the heart of Laudato Si, we find this question: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (160)

This is the cover of the English edition of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." The long-anticipated encyclical was released at the Vatican June 18. (CNS photo/courtesy U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) See stories slugged ENCYCLICAL- June 18, 2015.
This is the cover of the English edition of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” The long-anticipated encyclical was released at the Vatican June 18. (CNS photo/courtesy U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops).

“God, who is the Lord of all creation, has placed us in this world as His stewards. The care for creation is a pressing issue, especially in the light of the great harm being done to the natural world of which we are a part, and the threat to the poorest and most vulnerable people worldwide because of environmental destruction. This encyclical invites each of us to prayerfully examine our consciences, and review not only how we have lived in communion with God and with others, but also with all creatures and with nature.”

‘Laudato Si’ may be read online or downloaded at the following link: Papal Encyclicals