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