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Pope laments on World Environment Day - 'The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us' Vatican

“We are part of this interconnected web of life, not its masters”, Pope Francis reminded humanity in a message today for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in which he also urged the world “to find just and sustainable ways of living that can give the Earth the rest it requires, ways that satisfy everyone with a sufficiency, without destroying the ecosystems that sustain us”.

Bishop-prophet Casaldàliga, in his own words (II) - 'The 21st century will make an option for the excluded or it will not be Christian' Viewpoints

As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.

Angelus - Pope calls on world to implement 'global and immediate' ceasefire 'effectively and promptly' Full text

In his greeting today after the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis praised as “commendable” a UN Security Council resolution adopted this week calling for a “global and immediate” ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic, and urged the international community to “effectively and promptly” implement that cessation of hostilities “for the good of the many people who are suffering”.