Romans 1:24: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Romans 1:25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer “for the Care of Creation” to boost support for the environment, the Vatican said on Monday.
The first day of prayer next month coincides with the build-up to a global conference to roll back the peril of climate change.
“I wish to inform you that I have decided to institute in the Catholic Church the ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ which, beginning this year, is to be celebrated on 1 September,” the pope said in a letter released by the Vatican
The prayer day “will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation” and reflect upon “the adoption of appropriate lifestyles,” the letter said.
He published an environmental encyclical earlier this year which denounced exploitation of the poor and waste of the planet’s resources.
Hidden somewhere within the encyclical, the Pope calls for reverence of Sunday and it’s observance in stopping work, reflect upon the environment and rest.
He is due to address the UN Special Summit on Sustainable Development in September.