Ecumenical delegation urges German Presidency of EU Council to solidarity, speed in recovery plan: “A delay would negatively affect the most vulnerable members of our societies”
November 19-21 online summit presented today in the Vatican now “largest movement of young economists and business people in the world”
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
Development charity denounces more than half a trillion dollars of pandemic recovery money going to carbon-intensive industries
Urges member states of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to implement Pope Francis’ integral ecology, “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded and protecting nature”
Environmental abuse is “nothing other than a sin”, denounces Orthodox leader as he receives an honorary doctorate at the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
“Let us show that this virus can be defeated by stronger love and sympathy”, urges Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
A cardinal has defended the Pope against charges that his new encyclical Fratelli tutti is “communist”, insisting that Francis “doesn’t change so much as a comma” of Catholic social doctrine.
The new encyclical of Pope Francis, signed on October 3rd on the tomb of Francis of Assisi in the city of Assisi, will be a landmark in the social doctrine of the Church.
A Catholic theologian is urging the Church to denounce the “sin” of “animal slavery”.
“The vineyard is the Lord’s, not ours. Authority is a service, and as such should be exercised, for the good of all and for the dissemination of the Gospel”, Francis pleads at the Angelus
“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, sent a video message to an online UN summit on biodiversity on September 30.
In view of their recent Plenary Assembly, the Presidents of the National European Bishops’ Conferences prepared for the meeting by completing a questionnaire on “The Church during the COVID-19 pandemic” with information from their respective Bishops’ Conferences.
“Authentic and lasting international peace cannot rest on a balance of military power, but upon mutual trust”, the Holy See has reminded the world.
The Holy See, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said on Wednesday, recognises the profound impact that the coronavirus crisis has had on society and on world economies.
Tax justice, including reforming the current tax systems, enacting jubilee, and paying reparations, was the focus of the second 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management public webinar held on 14 September.
“Those who live to exploit nature end up exploiting people and treating them like slaves”, Pope Francis warned today in his Wednesday General Audience, insisting that contemplation of and care for the environment are “two attitudes that show the way to correct and rebalance our relationship as human beings with creation”.
German Catholic youth are boycotting Nestlé over environmental protection and human rights concerns.
In times of great crisis, natural disasters and now, with the pandemic of the new coronavirus, human beings are letting what is essential for them come to the fore: solidarity, cooperation and care for others.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
Larry Duffy, the Bishop of Clogher, has written a pastoral letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has criticised Catholic “harshness”, saying that it “can make faith in Jesus hard to take seriously” and “actually works against the spread of the Gospel”.