CAFOD Launch Video Resource for Schools

Cafod launches new animated resource on the climate
Cafod launches new animated resource on the climate

As part of their range of resources for secondary schools, CAFOD has produced a new, four minute animation that explores Pope Francis’ message to every person on the planet asking them to protect our common home.

In his open letter, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis speaks about the devastating effects of climate change on people and the planet saying that climate change is real, urgent and it must be tackled, asking us to remember that the climate is “a common good, belonging to and meant for us all”.

Based on this message to the whole Catholic community, the video piece is viewable on YouTube and is entitled ‘Care for our Common Home’. Using engaging animated graphics, it exhorts all viewers to take good care of the earth as it belongs to everyone.

CAFOD video resources are aimed at challenging and inspiring secondary students to take action for global justice and include titles such as Refugee Crisis helping young people learn about and pray for refugees, Harvest Feast Day providing a resource to brighten up their harvest day, and Day of Prayer inviting young people to join in prayer for world leaders as they seek to agree new global goals.

CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. CAFOD works wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.

You can learn more about CAFOD at and specifically on their work on the climate work