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The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) logo displayed on a smartphone. Rafapress via Shutterstock.

Corporations Trampling on People’s Rights, Destroying Environment: Catholic Charity

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 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) logo displayed on a smartphone. Rafapress via Shutterstock.

Vatican Calls for "clear roadmap" as Climate Summit Enters Final Stretch

The Vatican said that ‘various gaps’ had emerged at COP26 in Scotland.

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to COP26: "Now is the time to act, urgently, courageously, and responsibly"

The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Launches Ecology, Environment Degree Course at Pontifical Lateran University

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

"Technical, political solutions are not enough": Pope Francis to Young Climate Activists

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy.

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si’ Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Catholics to Pray for “courageous choices” to Protect Environment

He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.

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.

A wooden cross in the rainforest. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

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.”