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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.