We commit ourselves to safeguard
the harmony our Creator wants for the earth as a whole,
“to hear both the cry of the earth
and the cry of the poor” (Laudato si’, 49).
A feeling of profound communion with creation
can only be real if our hearts are filled
with tenderness, compassion and a real concern
for the happiness of each person.
Our commitment to justice and peace
as well as our efforts to preserve the beauty,
the richness and the fertility of “Mother Earth”
makes of our “common home”
a place able to sustain life in all its forms.
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