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Bohol diocese plants 60,000 trees in single day to mark Season of Creation

The Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Bohol in the central Philippines planted about 60,000 tree saplings on Sunday, September 6, as part of the Church’s campaign to help the environment.

Bishop Alberto Uy of Tagbilaran reported that priests, nuns, and lay volunteers planted fruit-bearing and hardwood trees in parishes across the diocese.

The prelate noted the active participation of young people during the activity that was held to mark the observance of this year’s Season of Creation.

“This is what we prayed for — that people, especially the young, will learn to love creation and to care for the environment,” Bishop Uy said.

At least 100 volunteers in every parish joined the initiative and planted 10 trees each in their surroundings, backyards, and other designated areas.

Bishop Uy said that not only that trees bring aesthetics and many practical benefits, every Christian is also called to care about God’s creation.

“May all of us develop love for nature and start caring for the environment,” he said.

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