“Our faith instills in us a sacred duty to cherish not only our human family but also the fragile ecosystem that cradles us,” the document said.
The pope will visit the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city Dec. 1–3 where he will give a speech and meet world leaders.
The Holy See has signed an interfaith declaration on taking action to protect the environment during a religious summit held ahead of COP28.
Pope Francis’ new document on the environment will be, he said, “a look at what has happened and say what needs to be done,” Vatican News reported.
Pope Francis announced during an audience with lawyers Monday that he is writing a second part to his 2015 environmental encyclical Laudato Si’.
The cardinal who is seen as Pope Francis’ point man on the environment said in an address at Gonzaga University last week that universities, especially Catholic universities, have a major role to play in constructing a plan to “care for our common home.”
As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought, and other environmental extremes.
More than 6,000 youth in the local Salesian schools and youth centers in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province are set to benefit from a climate club project that aims to provide environmental education.
A Kenyan Catholic Priest serving with the Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), told followers of Christ to relate well with nature and to foster environmental conservation.
The popular and emotive African philosophy of Ubuntu goes beyond how a person relates with other human beings, participants in Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Italy-based Sophia University and other young leaders across Africa, have been told.
As world powers prepare to conclude the landmark COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has decried the role of powerful corporations in contributing to the climate crisis and environmental degradation.
The Vatican said that ‘various gaps’ had emerged at COP26 in Scotland.
The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’
He made the remark in a new book preface.
The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.
The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy.
He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.
The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Uvira Diocese has recommended countrywide catechesis on the safeguarding of creation through Diocesan programs.
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has asked the federal government to collaborate with the Church to ensure that there is a clean and healthy environment in the West African country.