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Bishop Sébastien Muyengo of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Uvira Diocese/ Credit: CENCO /

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Recommends Countrywide Catechesis on Safeguarding of Creation

The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Uvira Diocese has recommended countrywide catechesis on the safeguarding of creation through Diocesan programs.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook. /

Nigerian Archbishop Seeks Government Partnership in Environmental Conservation

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.

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

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

Boatmen in Guwahati Assam, India. Credit: Michael FOley via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) /

Vatican to Mark 5th Anniversary of Laudato si’ With Year-long Celebration

The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its fifth anniversary.

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General António Guterres in the Vatican Apostolic Palace Dec. 20, 2019. Credit: credit: EWTN-CNA/Evandro Inetti/Vatican Pool /

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General record video urging religious freedom, climate protection

Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in which the two leaders urge the importance of religious freedom, human dignity, and environmental protection.

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Church must convert from cultural, ecological sins, Amazon synod concludes

The Amazon synod final document, published Saturday, laid out the need to define “ecological sins” while calling the Church to walk new paths of “integral conversion.”