Hundreds of young Filipinos have declared their intention to join a global movement that aims to call attention to environmental problems around the world.
On June 22, church leaders in Manila launched the local counterpart of the “Laudato Si’ Generation,” a global youth movement that works to address the impact of climate change.
Launched during World Youth Day celebrations in Panama in January, the global youth movement has called on church and political leaders to take climate change seriously.
Archbishop Rolando Tirona of Caceres presided over the mass and delivered his homily during the launching of Laudato Si’ Gen Pilipinas here at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon City.
“Wonderful nature is given to us. Dahil sa kasakiman [at] kayamanan, nakakalimutan natin. Kasalanan yan kapag binabalewala natin ang kalikasan. Make your life a history. Appereciate the gift of God. We have to speak out, kasi di naman nakakapagsalita ang mga puno. Kailangan nila tayo,” he said in his homily.
“We have to understand our relationship with nature, with our neighbors and with God who gave the world to us as a gift,” the prelate told the gathering.
“Tell the world that we have to protect our Common Home,” added Archbishop Tirona.
Credits to UCAN News and FB of Laudato Si’Gen Pilipinas.