One way to explain the importance of taking care of the oceans is to use a couple of simple but effective examples: one out of every two people lives off of the ocean, and of every two breaths we take, one is thanks to the oceans. Let us take care of them. Their death is the death of all life on earth, including us.
“Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of which are threatened for various reasons.
Our solidarity with the ‘common home’ is born from our faith. Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity.
Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.”