Notice from Bishop Alan: 
It is with great hope that I announce the establishment of a Laudato Si’ Group within the Down and Connor Diocese, especially during Laudato Si’ week  (Sunday 19th May through to Sunday 26thMay 2024).   The establishment of the group takes its imperative from the encyclical “On Care for our Common Home” (Laudato Si’) written by Pope Francis in 2015.
Many Catholic Dioceses across the world have established a similar resource group available to the Bishop to assist him in his pastoral duty of the care of creation and the care of the poor.  Pope Francis’ appeal ‘to protect our common home’ brings us all together to seek a ‘sustainable and integral development of the earth’s resources’ and in so doing seek to ‘resolve the tragic effects of environmental degradation on the lives of the world’s poorest’  (Laudato Si’,  art 13)