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Natural Resources, Land, and Armed Conflict

Summary of Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’.

The encyclical letter of the Holy Father on the ecology,“Laudato si’, mi Signore,” — “Praise be to you, my Lord” is a lectio divina, a meditation and a defense for the protection of our Sister, Mother Earth, with whom we share our life, a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “The irresponsible use as well as the abuse of the goods that God has put in it” (n.1).

Read the summary by Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Other Resources

News Items on Natural Resources, Land, and Armed Conflict

Church Statements and Other Resources on Natural Resources, Land, and Armed Conflict