The wait is nearly over: Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is almost here! World-renowned speakers. Local leaders who have been there, done that. And the first-ever public sneak peek of The Invitation, a new film featuring Pope Francis.
There is so much more happening in Laudato Si’ Week, including global events in Uganda, Italy, Ireland, Brazil, and the Philippines, along with hundreds of local events.
RSVP for your favorite events here, view the entire schedule below, and make time to come together with Catholics all over the world by joining Laudato Si’ Week 2022 today!
Laudato Si’ Week 2022 Complete Schedule
SUNDAY MAY 22
12:00 CEST Sunday Angelus by Pope Francis
15:00 CEST Prayer Gathering from Uganda
As oil companies continue to pursue the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline and the destruction of creation, Ugandans will host a Laudato Si’ Mass, restore creation by planting crees, and listen to the cry of the Earth.
MONDAY MAY 23
10:00 CEST No More Biodiversity Collapse: Rebalancing Social Systems With Nature
Broadcast live from the Australian Catholic University in Rome, Father Joshtrom Kureethadam of the Vatican will lead a dynamic conversation centered on raising Indigenous voices ahead of the United Nations biodiversity conference later this year.
- Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
- Theresa Ardler, Research Indigenous Liaison Officer at Australian Catholic University, Director and Owner of Gweagal Cultural Connections
- Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
- Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India and President of Navdanya International
TUESDAY MAY 24
09:00 CEST (MAY 25) Empowering ECO-mmunity: Embracing the poor
Broadcast live from the Metropolitan-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or the Manila Cathedral, communities throughout the Philippines will partner with the Archdiocese of Manila for this daylong event that will inspire all to accelerate their response to the cry of the poor.
WEDNESDAY MAY 25
15:00 CEST Fossil Fuels, Violence, and the Climate Crisis
World-renowned professor and author Jeffrey D. Sachs will lead an urgent conversation about how faith-based institutions can lead the way to a cleaner and safer future by divesting from fossil fuels.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs, world-renowned professor and author
- Omar Elmawi, stopEACOP coalition of 350.org
- Svitlana Romanko, Stand With Ukraine
- Whitney Terrell, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
- Martin Kopp, GreenFaith
- Bishop Domenico Sorrentino (Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy)
- Davide Panzeri, ECCO, Italian climate change think tank
THURSDAY MAY 26
15:30 CEST Investing in Laudato Si’
Led by FaithInvest, this innovative event will engage Catholic institutional investors in a conversation about ethical investing and how they can ensure their assets are in line with Laudato Si’. Broadcast live from Wicklow, Ireland, this event also will feature the special launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform Investor Hub.
- Sr. Colette Kane OP, An Tairseach
- Lorna Gold, FaithInvest and Laudato Si’ Movement board president
- Nana Francois, FaithInvest
- Elizabeth Garlow, Economy of Francesco
FRIDAY MAY 27
14:00 CEST Sneak Peek: Feature Documentary on Laudato Si’
Footage from The Invitation, a new feature-length documentary film on Laudato Si’, will be shown to the general public for the first time ever during a live-streaming event. The Invitation will have its global release later this year.
The event begins at 14.00 CEST on May 27. Registration is required at this link. Facilitated by Deborah Castellano Lubov, analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, contributor to EWTN, Salt & Light TV, and others, and correspondent for Vatican News, the event will feature:
- A trailer of the film along with footage of Pope Francis and ecological champions. This will be the first time this material is shown to the general public. The event will not be recorded and clips will not be available after the event. Because this footage is not yet released, recording it is prohibited.
- Remarks by Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, head of the ecology sector in the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Nicolas Brown, director of The Invitation, and Arouna Kandé, administrative assistant at Maison de la Gare and a climate refugee featured in the film.
SATURDAY MAY 28
21:00 CEST Laudato Si’ Festival
The Laudato Si’ Festival live from Assisi will showcase Catholic artists from across the globe who are using their talents to raise awareness about the need to care for our common home.
SUNDAY MAY 29
15:00 CEST Laudato Si’ Week Closing Prayer Gathering: Community resilience and empowerment as part of our Synodal Journey
Live from Brumadinho, Brazil, Msgr. Vicente de Paula Ferreira will lead a prayer gathering to officially close Laudato Si’ Week 2022. The gathering will carry a special focus on those affected by the climate crisis and bear witness to testimonies from people affected.
In January 2019, a dam collapse in Brumadinho poured millions of tons of toxic waste into nearby communities and killed 270 people.
Tomás Insua Executive Director, Laudato Si’ Movement