At the end of his catechesis at the General Audience on Wednesday, 1 September, the Holy Father said:
Today, we are celebrating World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and the beginning of the Season of Creation that will end on 4 October, on the Feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. This year’s theme is, “A Home for All? Renewing God’s Oikos”.
We have prepared a Message with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, which will be released over the next few days. Together with our brothers and sisters from different Christian confessions, let us pray and work for our common home in these days of grave planetary crisis.