World Youth Day 2016 – A Celebration of Laudato Si’

slajd-eko-wioska 2AIA member, Catholic Concern for Animals, is a partner organisation at World Youth Day, which is being held in Krakow, Poland from 26th – 29th July 2016 and Pope Francis himself will be there.

The event, which will be attended by CCA Chief Executive, Chris Fegan, will be a celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care of Our Common Home and many Catholic and Christian organisations will be represented there.

Follow Chris’ blog and CCA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates on the event at:

Official Event Site

Follow the official site (in Polish) at:


and its Facebook page at:


The Creed of the Christian Environmentalist

encyklika-laudato-si-360There is also an official Creed of the Christian Environmentalist which is 10 suggestions for what Christians and good-willed people can do to bring about a better world, which can be found here:

Note item 8 on Animal Rights which says,

We talk about animal rights.
We think that wilful animal abuse is a sin. We support initiatives aimed at protecting animals and ensuring their welfare. Our guide is Saint Francis, who called all creatures his brothers and sisters.


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