(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has decided to set up a "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation" which will be celebrated on September 1st annually.

He made the announcement in a letter to the heads of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.Below in English is Pope Francis' letter announcing the "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation" 

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