“We have no future if we destroy the very environment that sustains us”, Pope Francis warned general audience today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is happy to join the celebrations around the world for the fiftieth anniversary of the Earth Day.
In a major new document, the Orthodox Church has condemned Christian nationalism, teaching that in that term “there could be no greater contradiction of the Gospel”.
In an Easter message, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has warned the world that a conversion towards integral ecology “is the only way we will be prepared to face the challenges of the future”.
A few days ago, the United Nations officially announced the postponement of the climate change conference COP 26, planned for November of this year in Glasgow.
“This is the opportunity for conversion, the time to move from misusing nature, the moment to see the poor”, Pope Francis has said on the COVID-19 crisis in a major new interview.
Conservatives have bullied the Vatican into pulling from its news website an article on the environmental benefits of coronavirus.
Catholic groups including CIDSE – an umbrella organisation of Church development agencies in Europe and North America – have joined an open letter calling on governments to commit to a “healthier and more equitable future” after COVID-19.
The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Aqua fons vitae. Orientations on Water’.
The current coronavirus pandemic represents a unique opportunity for us to rethink our way of inhabiting the Common Home; the way we produce, consume and relate to nature.
A cardinal and a theologian have blamed the coronavirus on “rich countries’ aimless experiments”, on the one hand, and the “retaliation of Gaia”, on the other.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites Catholic communities to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, from 16 to 24 May.
Justice and Peace Europe, the continental network of 32 national Justice and Peace Commissions mandated by their Catholic Bishops’ Conferences to speak out on the fight for social justice, has warned of the “terrifying decline in the ocean’s capacity to withstand human carelessness”.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
The Catholic aid organisation CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) has called on the EU “to make the ‘Green Deal’ work” for Europe’s international partner countries, the climate and biodiversity.
Catholics from four German dioceses will join their Protestant brothers and sisters this Lent in fasting to save the planet from climate change.
Catholic theologians are suing police for being detained ahead of protests over a new German coal plant Datteln 4.
Laypeople, too, are lamenting Pope Francis’ “lack of courage for real reforms” on the married priesthood and the ordination of women in his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod.
The Pope’s Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” recalls the messages of Laudato Si’, inviting us to save the Amazon and the whole planet in solidarity and collaboration with all its inhabitants, undertaking a deep conversion.
Querida Amazonía (“Beloved Amazon”) is the only one of Pope Francis’ five apostolic exhortations released to date directed not only “to the people of God” but also “to all persons of good will”.
Newly-announced papal trips will denounce the dumping of toxic waste in Italy and the plight of migrants in Malta.
The Conference of European Churches participated in the Dialogue on “European Green Deal: Preserving our Common Home” at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities organized on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos a press conference to talk about safety and quality of life of communities that are being eroded by the climate emergency and other growing risks, and the role of religions and faiths in helping vulnerable populations.
“We are abusing the Earth in an irresponsible and godless manner”, the head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has denounced at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
More and more Dutch parishes are going green to counter the Catholic demographic decline, a study has concluded.