Protecting the oceans [Extended edition]

Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Pope Francis – September 2019

Hello. Today, I’d like to speak to you about something that’s very important and that weighs on my heart: to speak about the oceans.
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.
And we are not aware of this, or we don’t want to take responsibility.
Let’s not forget that one of every two breaths I take is thanks to the oceans.
A month ago, I had a meeting with a group of fishermen. Seven of them told me this: “During the last months we gathered 6 tons of plastic.” This is the death of the oceans. It is the death of every living being. It is my death.
Creation is a project of love, of the love God gives to humanity.
An interdisciplinary approach to deal with the threats caused by the unjust management of our seas will help us to face this great challenge. And with this our survival is at stake.
Our solidarity with the “common home” is born from our faith.
Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Credits

Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

Campaign title:

The Pope Video – September 2019 – Protecting the oceans.

Idea and project coordination:

La Machi

Creative agency:

La Machi

Pope Francis shooting:

Vatican Media

Co-directed by:

Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot

Production house:

Hope Production

Director of photography:

Jeremy Frey

Editor:

Anaïs Albanese, Philippine Merolle

Production manager:

Eric Salemi

Assistant:

Florent Prevelle

Collaborators:

David Hannan (Plankton Productions Pty Ltd)
René Heuzey (Label Bleu Production)
Chris Jordan
Denis Lagrange
Rob Stewart

Music house:

Long Distance Productions
Composer: Armand Amar
Mixer: Aymeric Dupas

Sound mixing & music:

Índigo Music Design

Benefactors

Benefactors:

Índigo Music Design
Hope Productions

In collaboration with:

Vatican Media

Media partners:

Aleteia

Thanks to:

Doppler Email Marketing

With the Society of Jesus

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