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Christians were given safe access to the Holy Land. In dialogue it is faith and hope that will lead us to healing.

Praised be You, God of all creation, “encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace” (LS 246). Pope Francis has described the many areas in which we need to enter into dialogue to protect our common home. We need to learn from the meeting of the Saint with the Sultan to enter dialogue bravely but humbly. The Order of Friars Minor have developed a Franciscan Peacebuilding Toolkit to help develop the skills required for dialogue across broken boundaries.

of all people, particularly the poor and marginalised with respect to the development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies; † promoting peaceful dialogue. We commend Laudato Si’ to all people and join Pope Francis in his appeal for dialogue, his call for change in our daily choices and behaviours and share in his prayers. Praised be You, God of all creation, “encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace” (LS 246).

Priorities

International priority actions for the Friars Minors in response to the Encyclical include: † more prayer; † promoting greater awareness of the issues highlighted by Laudato Si’; † acting to reduce the negative consequences of our lifestyle on the poor and the environment; † promoting environmental justice – that is ensuring the fair treatment THE FRANCIS EFFECT II: PRAISED BE YOU – ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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