The Pope’s Video – September 2019: Protecting the Oceans

“Our solidarity with the ‘common home’ is born from our faith. Creation as a project of love given by God to humanity.”
– Pope Francis

This month Pope Francis has chosen to focus on our oceans.

One way to explain the importance of taking care of the oceans is to use a couple of simple but effective examples: one out of every two people lives off an ocean, and of every two breaths we take, one is thanks to the oceans. Let us take care of them. Their death is the death of all life on earth, including us:

Pope Francis invites us to pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of them threatened for various reasons.

Pope Francis describes Creation as “a project of love given by God to humanity.”

“Our solidarity with the “common home””, he says, “is born from our faith.”

Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.