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The Letter takes Ireland by storm; President Higgins urges action on climate change

The Letter, the feature-length environmental film about the Pope and climate activists, has taken Ireland by storm following its Presidential Screening and Irish premiere at President Michael Higgin's official residence in Dublin.

The film, which follows the story five people as they travel to Rome to meet Pope Francis, received a standing ovation at the screening, and President Higgins urged everyone to follow its message and act on climate change.

The film was also screened at St Patrick's Pontifical University in Maynooth and at Westport Townhall Theatre. FaithInvest's Director of Movement Building Dr Lorna Gold and CEO Martin Palmer, who both appear in the film, took part in Q&A sessions after the screenings, alongside award-winning director Nicholas Brown.

The screenings were extensively covered in the Irish media, with articles appearing in all the major newspapers, and Lorna also appeared live on RTE's The Tubridy Show, which has around 350,000 listeners (the second largest listenership in Ireland).

Lorna, who is also Chair of the Laudato Si' Movement which is behind the project, sayd the aim was to share the Pope's landmark encyclical Laudato Si' had

inspired so many people around the world.

'We want to bring a message of hope that we can come together to care for our common home and highlight the crucial role being played by faith communities across the world in taking action to address the climate crisis,' she added.

Watch the film on YouTube


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