Vatican City, 14 June 2015 (VIS) – Following today's Angelus prayer, the Pope announced that on Thursday 18 June, his encyclical “Laudato Sii: on the care of our common home” will be published, and he invited all those present to accompany the event “with renewed attention to situations of environmental degradation, but also of recovery, in your territories. This encyclical is addressed to all: let us pray that all receive its message and grow in responsibility towards the common home that God has entrusted to us all”.
On the World Blood Donor Day Francis thanked “the millions of people who contribute … to helping their brothers in difficulty”, and he invited young people to follow their example.
He also greeted the group present in St. Peter's Square that remembers all missing persons, and assured them of his prayers. Likewise, he expressed his closeness to “all those workers who defend the right to work with solidarity: it is a right to dignity!”.