In new book ‘Let Us Dream’, Francis likens plight of indigenous ethnic group to that of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Yazidi in the Middle East and the persecuted Christians of Egypt and Pakistan
COMECE and Justice & Peace Europe call on Brussels to implement a “people-centred”, “sustainable” and “peaceful” EU Arctic policy
Brussels-based Church development group CIDSE calls tragedy that killed 19 and left over a million homeless “a catastrophic case of corporate negligence”
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
The State of Kerala in India has as one of its mottos, “God’s Own Country.” The same motto does not apply to the United States. The US cannot be considered a godly country until it returns the stolen land to the people that God gave the land to.
“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”.
US Catholics have denounced the execution planned for this Wednesday of the only Native American on federal death row.
Extractivist processes in Latin America and the Caribbean continue a process of dispossession dating back to the 15th century, Pax Christi has denounced.
The 1964-1985 Brazilian military dictatorship spied on Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga, worried he was “subversive” and an “undesirable Spanish communist”.
Churches in Norway have denounced that the “uncontrolled” spread of COVID-19 in the Amazon is causing the “collapse” of health systems.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.
The President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, has thanked Pope Francis for the “loud cry of the Church for the rights of poor” that he raised in his post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia.
The Primate of All Ireland has admitted, on married priests, that “I am very much open to the idea of this, and I think Pope Francis is too”.
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”.
A German diocese has banned the Pachamama thief for his “reprehensible” promotion of Church “division”.
In an unexpected outcome, Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation stays silent over the question of ordaining married deacons, instead shifting attention to the need for greater “inculturation” of the Church’s message in the Amazon region.
An Austrian theologian has blasted the young Austrian man who desecrated Pachamama statues at the Amazon Synod for “damaging” Catholicism.
The Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions – a continent-wide network of Church groups on the frontlines of the fight against poverty and for human rights, peace, reconciliation, development and the care of Creation – has called on the EU today, International Human Rights Day, to “protect and promote” the rights of indigenous peoples.