Cardinal Turkson: Day of Prayer for Creation is ecumenical

Natalya Mihailova | 12 August 2015
It was announced on Monday that Pope Francis has decided to set up a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” which will be celebrated on September 1st annually.
Cardinal Turkson: Day of Prayer for Creation is ecumenical
Cardinal Peter Turkson speaks with the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I at the Paris Summit of Conscience for the Climate, on July 21, 2015. - AFP

In a letter to the heads of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, the Holy Father said he was acting on the suggestion of the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

September 1st has been a Day of Prayer for Creation for some time in the Orthodox Church.

“The convergence, then, of the day of celebration, I find very significant,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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