September 1 Named World Day of Prayer for the Environment

The Vatican announced that a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will now be celebrated annually on September 1, in congruence with the Orthodox Church’s day for the protection of the environment. This is another action taken by the Pope to bring ecological issues to the center of the global stage in the wake of his recent encyclical.

Join in the day of prayer to prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, and check out all of the other ways the ACCU and its members are preparing for the papal visit.