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Gonzaga University first in U.S. to join ‘Laudato Si’ Action Plan

Educational Institutions Educational InstitutionsAugust 21, 2023

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University has become the first university in the United States to commit to the Laudato Si Action Platform inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 ecological encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.”

“I’m delighted to see our university taking a leadership role in advancing this timely and significant Vatican initiative,” Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh said. “Pope Francis’ invitation for all Catholic organizations and individuals to begin a seven-year journey to embrace integral ecology in all we do is both urgent and very much in keeping with our institution’s commitments.”

An encyclical is a type of teaching that has a high level of authority in the church, second only to the Gospels and church councils such as Vatican II.

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