Pope Francis smiles during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 27, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Issues New Call for Dramatic Climate Change Measures

Oct 4, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday released a new document on the environment that he has described as the “second part” of his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', and which warns of “grave consequences” if humanity continues to ignore the threat of climate change.

Pope Francis delivers a Laudato Si' video message May 24, 2021. | Screenshot

Pope Francis to Release Second Laudato Si’ on Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4

Aug 30, 2023

Pope Francis said Wednesday he will release a follow-up environmental document to the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ on Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Launches Ecology, Environment Degree Course at Pontifical Lateran University

Oct 7, 2021

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

"Technical, political solutions are not enough": Pope Francis to Young Climate Activists

Sep 29, 2021

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy.

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si’ Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Catholics to Pray for “courageous choices” to Protect Environment

Sep 1, 2021

He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.

A poster for the Season of Creation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Become Aware of “ecological, social degradation we are experiencing”: South African Bishop

Aug 23, 2021

Ahead of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, a South African Bishop has called on the people of God in the country to become aware of “ecological and social degradation” and take appropriate actions.


Ecosystem Degradation "a clear outcome of economic dysfunction": Pope Francis

Jun 5, 2021

Pope Francis said Friday that environmental degradation is “a clear outcome of economic dysfunction.”