Cardinal Tagle urges faithful to continue caring for ‘common home’

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, called on the faithful to continue “the care for our common home” as part of the mission of baptized persons.

He said that “every baptized person has received a gift from the Holy Spirit that must be developed by participating in the mission itself,” one of which “is the care for our common home.”

The Filipino cardinal attended a prayer meeting in Rome on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, to mark the conclusion of the yearlong Laudato si’ celebrations.

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment marked its sixth anniversary on Monday, May 24.

In his remarks during the occasion, Cardinal Tagle noted that at Pentecost “we know that the Risen Christ continues to be with us.”

He said everyone is invited to “be witnesses of His truth to the world,” especially during the pandemic, and know that “Jesus accompanies us” as He did with his disciples.

Cardinal Tagle said “mission” is a “lifelong call,” a “proclamation for all time,” and a means to “accompany others.” - LiCAS.news