Pope declares Sep 01st as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Pope Francis has decided to set up a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” which will be celebrated each year on September 01st annually. He made the announcement in a letter he sent to Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. The celebration of this day is on the same date as the Orthodox Church which has been observing it now for about two decades. Following the announcement of Pope Francis, Lutheran World Federation and some Anglican Communions have also come forward to join the celebration.