Laudato Si

Former President Bill Clinton and Pope Francis have a virtual conversation during the Clinton Global Initiative meeting at the Hilton Midtown on Sept. 18, 2023, in New York City. | Credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Pope Francis Says "no to war," Urges Climate Action in livestreamed Chat with Bill Clinton

Sep 18, 2023

“It is important to spread a culture of encounter, a culture of dialogue, a culture of listening and of understanding,” Pope Francis said Monday morning.

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama planting a tree as part of the 20000 tree Planting Campaign in the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja Nigeria.  Credit: Samson Adeyanju

Tree Planting in Nigerian Archdiocese to Foster “ecological conversion”: Archbishop

Aug 29, 2023

The Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has launched a campaign to plant thousands of trees aimed at fostering “ecological conversion”, the Local Ordinary has said.

Pope Francis presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. | Pablo Esparza/EWTN

Pope Francis Writing a Second Environmental Document after Laudato Si’

Aug 21, 2023

Pope Francis announced during an audience with lawyers Monday that he is writing a second part to his 2015 environmental encyclical Laudato Si’.

Pope Francis and José María Del Corral, president of the Scholas Occurrentes youth movement, smile during a meeting with the group's volunteers in Cascais, Portugal, on Aug. 3, 2023. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

"Attend to the planet and poor," Pope Francis Urges College Students

Aug 3, 2023

In his first encounters with young people ahead of his arrival at World Youth Day later in the day, Pope Francis on Thursday urged his audiences to use their knowledge and skills to care for the planet and the poor.  

Vegetable garden at St. Mark’s Mission in Binga, Diocese of Hwange. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Gardening Initiative at Catholic Mission in Zimbabwe Facilitating Pastoral Activities

Jun 26, 2023

The gardening initiative at St. Mark’s Nagangala Catholic Mission of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese is facilitating pastoral activities, the Parish Priest has said in a Monday, June 19 report. 

Members of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) in Ghana. Credit: CYNESA

Network of Catholic Youth in Africa Commit to Protect “God’s handiwork” amid Pollution

Jun 6, 2023

Members of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) are committing to take initiatives that contribute to the protection of “God’s handiwork” amid environmental concerns. 

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Caeli address on May 21, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Care for Creation: "God wants justice to reign"

May 25, 2023

Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of the virtue of justice in a message for the upcoming World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Michael Cardinal Czerny, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Credit: Caritas Africa

Vatican Cardinal Urges Caritas Africa to Foster “highly pronounced ability to listen”

May 23, 2023

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has urged members of Caritas Africa, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church on the continent, to promote the virtue of listening.

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Caeli address on May 21, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "We must not get used to war!"

May 21, 2023

One week after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Pope Francis urged that “we must not get used to war” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine and Sudan.

Cardinal Michael Czerny. | Pablo Esparza/CNA

Catholic Universities Should do More to Respond to Environmental Issues, Vatican Cardinal

Mar 14, 2023

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.”

Pope Francis meets Arouna Kandé, one of the subjects of the documentary “The Letter.” | Photo credit: Laudato Si’ Movement

Climate Change Documentary Features Pope Francis

Oct 4, 2022

Pope Francis is featured in a documentary film on climate change and the environment that premiered at the Vatican on Tuesday.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa present the Laudato Si implementation guidelines for the AMECEA region. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Small Christian Communities Tasked with Sharing New Environment Guidelines

Jul 20, 2022

Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have unveiled a document to provide guidelines for the care of the environment, and tasked Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the region to be on the forefront of creating awareness on the guidelines.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa at the closing Mass of the 20th Plenary Assembly o AMECEA in Tanzania. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Catholic Bishops Conclude Plenary with Call for New Environment Strategies

Jul 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have concluded their 20th Plenary Assembly of in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a call for tactical changes in addressing the challenges of climate change in the region in line with Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.

Dr. Emmanuel Aliba Kiiza lisitening to a presentation during the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Church Official Faults “human action” for Environmental Degradation in Uganda

Jul 16, 2022

Environmental degradation in Uganda is a result of “human action”, a Catholic Church official has said.

Mr. Herbert Makinda, the lead researcher in the AMECEA study that sought to find out the levels of awareness of Laudato Si' in the region.
Credit: ACI Africa

Concern as Some Catholic Clergy, Religious in Eastern Africa Not Aware of Laudato Si’

Jul 14, 2022

While a majority of Clergy and Religious in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are aware of Pope Francis’s Encyclical letter Laudato Si’, some having fully internalized it, and actively implementing it, a good number of Clergy and women and men Religious in the region have said they are not aware that the seven-year-old document exists.

Ambassador Donald John Wright addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Conserving Environment “not a choice, a necessity”: U.S. Diplomat in Tanzania to AMECEA

Jul 14, 2022

The responsibility of conserving the environment “is not a choice but a necessity to future generations”, the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania has told delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Dr. Paolo Ruffini addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 12 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

News Reports Can Enhance “ecological ethics”: Vatican Official to Eastern Africa Bishops

Jul 13, 2022

The gathering, production, and dissemination of news reports has the ability to “help spread ecological ethics”, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication has said.

Participants at the theologists colloquium pose for a photo session at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar's Africama House in Nairobi on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

African Theologians Advocate for Adoption of African Values in Synod on Synodality

Mar 10, 2022

Participants in the ongoing Synod on Synodality symposium of Theologians that was organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are suggesting that the Synodal process be anchored in African values.

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Praise God by Relating Well with Environment, Kenyan Catholic Priest Urges Christians

Jan 24, 2022

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.