"Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home" is the first papal encyclical in the sense that:
(1) it is the first that targets climate change (which reflects strongly of his personal advocacies and why he chose 'Francis' as his pontifical name);
(2) It is addressed to all people of race, color, and religion (and not just bishops, as custom); and,
(3) It is the first of its kind that not preaches on Catholic doctrine, but instead calls to action on the issue of climate change in a universal tone
As a Catholic and someone who studied in a Franciscan institution, I was very happy that Pope Francis is living up to his reputation and keeping a fresh, lively approach on everything. Climate change is indeed a serious issue that everyone should focus on. He's one cool pope in my book and I'm definitely looking forward to his next encyclical.
How about you? Do you find Laudato Si relevant in this day and age? What is your opinion on this?