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Faith Leaders in Mauritius Highlight Value of Religion to Society amid Life’s Challenges

Jan 15, 2022

Faith-based leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius have highlighted the value of religion to society amid challenges of life

Caritas Zambia Livelihoods and Climate Change Specialist, Ms. Musamba Mubanga speaking at a COP26 side event  in Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia Urges Government to Strengthen Policies to Address Climate Change

Dec 29, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s government to strengthen the policies and programs so as to address the current impact of climate change in the Southern African nation. 

The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) logo displayed on a smartphone. Rafapress via Shutterstock.

Vatican Calls for "clear roadmap" as Climate Summit Enters Final Stretch

Nov 11, 2021

The Vatican said that ‘various gaps’ had emerged at COP26 in Scotland.

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to COP26: "Now is the time to act, urgently, courageously, and responsibly"

Nov 2, 2021

The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’

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Put Human Rights Agenda at Centre of COP 26, Civil Societies Urge African Nations

Oct 30, 2021

Representatives of Africa-based civil society groups have called on governments and climate negotiators who have planned to attend the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to make human rights the centre of their deliberations. 

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Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Oct 24, 2021

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

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Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Oppose Engineered Methods in Climate Change

Oct 20, 2021

Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope, Faith Leaders Issue Carbon Emissions Appeal Ahead of UN Climate Change Conference

Oct 4, 2021

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.

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Work Toward Pro-Poor Climate Change Policies: Catholic Charity in Malawi to Global Leaders

Aug 24, 2021

There is need for those at the helm of global and regional institutions to work toward climate change policies that directly target poor populations, the leadership of Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, in Malawi has said. 

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On World Humanitarian Day, Salesians Highlight Climate Change Interventions in Nigeria, TZ

Aug 19, 2021

On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Thursday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their climate change interventions around the world, including two countries in Africa.

Pope Francis boards his flight to Baghdad, Iraq on March 5, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis Not Expected to Offer Public Mass During His November Visit to Scotland

Aug 17, 2021

The pope is expected to attend the “world leaders summit” in the opening days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow on Nov. 1-12.

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Caritas Internationalis Wants African Nations Supported amid Challenging Climate Condition

Aug 14, 2021

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is appealing to developed countries to support “developing countries” including those in Africa in their respective fight against “challenging climate conditions.”

Some beneficiaries of the Hungarian Scholarship for “Christian Young People” with the staff of EWTN Hungary. Credit: EWTN Hungary

Kenyan Beneficiaries of Hungarian Scholarship for Christians Eager to Transform Societies

Jun 10, 2021

Kennedy Mutua, a Kenyan postgraduate student pursuing climate change at a University in Hungary is eager to implement top-notch technologies in environmental conservation when he returns to Kenya.

Pope Francis delivers Laudato si' video message May 24, 2021/ Screenshot

Pope Francis Launches 7-year Laudato si’ Action Plan

May 25, 2021

Pope Francis launched Tuesday the Vatican’s seven-year Laudato si’ action plan to implement environmental sustainability in different sectors of the Church from religious orders to Catholic schools and hospitals.

A water pump that has been repaired through the generosity of CAFOD supporters. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Conflict, Climate Challenges Behind South Sudan’s Water Shortage, Catholic Aid Agency Says

Mar 13, 2021

The leadership of a Catholic aid agency with programs in South Sudan has, in a report, attributed water shortages in the East-Central African nation to the protracted conflict and vagaries of the climate.

Mr. Eugene Kabilika, Executive Director of Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia/Facebook Page.

Recently Launched Journalism Award to Boost Zambia’s Climate Change Advocacy: Official

Nov 5, 2020

The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis' video message to TED Countdown posted Oct. 10, 2020.

Pope Francis Calls for 'integral ecology' in TED Climate Countdown Video

Oct 11, 2020

Pope Francis sent a video message to the TED Countdown summit on climate change Saturday explaining how a more “integral ecology” can help the poor.

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia who completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia

Journalists Told to Support Indigenous Farming Methods at a Caritas Zambia Training

Jul 30, 2020

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia, the humanitarian and development arm of Catholic Bishops in Zambia.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Dakar Archdiocese with members of Caritas Senegal at the press conference to Launch the Fuudraising campaign, Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Caritas Senegal launches Fundraising Campaign to Address “effects of climate change”

Mar 10, 2020

In order to address the various crises facing Senegal as part of the “effects of climate change,” the Catholic Church in the West African nation, through its humanitarian arm Caritas Senegal, has launched the Senegal Emergency Fund (SEF) that seeks to help vulnerable persons in crisis situations.

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Diplomats: Polarization Hurts the Poor

Jan 9, 2020

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.