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Caritas to led care for creation efforts in Singapore archdiocese

Cardinal William Goh Seng Chye

The Archdiocese of Singapore has appointed Caritas Singapore to lead its care-for-creation efforts.

In a diocesan statement released on May 24, Singapore Archbishop William Cardinal Goh has tasked the Church’s social action arm to work with parishes, Catholic groups, and other like-minded partners.

“Through its Care for Creation framework, Caritas Singapore will help the community systematically incorporate Laudato Si's principles into their daily lives,” said the prelate.

This decision serves as the archdiocese’s response to Pope Francis’ concerns about the climate crisis, emphasized recently by the release of his latest exhortation about the environment, Laudate Deum.

“We see how climate change, through extreme weather patterns, has become the most discussed topic worldwide,” said Archbishop Goh.

“This requires a change of heart through real transformation in our lives, turning our self-seeking souls into God-seeking ones in caring for His creation,” he also said.

Caritas Singapore is expected to implement more ecologically friendly practices in infrastructure and establish an “awareness journey.”

They shall lead these ecological conversion initiatives guided by spiritual formation rooted in Catholic social teaching.

“Although this task may seem insurmountable, we can all play our part in stewarding our common home through a spirit of determination to make small changes, one at a time,” explained Archbishop Goh.


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