Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church
8505 Church Street (in Ridgefield)
Crystal Lake, IL 60012 * 815-459-1132 * office@rclpc.org

Ring the Bells
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Welcomes the Release of
Pope Francis' papal encyclical Laudato Sii

We celebrated the faithful witness and words of Pope Francis as he encourages responsible, loving care for God's creation in the release of his papal encyclical Laudato Sii. We affirmed its echo of the great St. Francis' reverence for nature. At the same time, we join the Pope in the urgency of truth-telling: we humans are largely responsible for global warming and we have to find ways to reverse track. The Pope is calling us all to environmental conversion: may we together find the immense moral and spiritual energy that the world powers have been lacking so far.