Laudato Si

“EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol speaks with Dr. Erin Lothes, a Catholic environmental theologian and senior manager of the Laudato Si’ Animators Program with the Laudato Si’ Movement, on on May 9, 2024. / Credit: “EWTN News Nightly” screen shot

Vatican Hosts Discussions on Climate Change, Offers Resources as Ocean Temperatures Hit Record High

May 14, 2024

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform provides resources for the Church to achieve real and lasting solutions to environmental problems. 

A poster announcing the launch of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

We’re Here “to create a better environment”: Nigerian Archbishop at Launch of Charcoal Briquette Production Initiative

Apr 15, 2024

The launching of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja continues initiatives aimed to realize “a better environment” in line with the recommendations of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Letter “on care for our common home”, Laudato Si’, the Local Ordinary has said.

Ghana Catholic Youths’ “Green Lent Initiative” to Foster Environmental Conservation

Feb 20, 2024

The Green Lent, an initiative of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) in Ghana, aims to foster the care of the environment during the Lenten Season, CYNESA Coordinator has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

Pope Francis at his general audience on Nov. 22, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis to COP28: Environmental Destruction is "an offense against God"

Dec 2, 2023

Pope Francis canceled his scheduled trip to Dubai days before the climate summit at the request of his doctors.

Some of the participants at the ongoing seminar organized by the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) in Uganda. Credit: Charles Ayetan, UCAP President

Catholic Journalists in Africa Call for More Reporting Opportunities on the Environment

Nov 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Africa can help protect the environment by initiating initiatives journalists can report on, members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) have said.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). Credit: UCAP

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to Expose “heartless” Agents Behind Migrants Woes

Nov 11, 2023

African Catholic Journalists have been told to play their part in preserving the dignity of migrants by producing content that exposes agents who are behind the suffering of those who leave their countries in search of better living conditions.

Members of Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON)  of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja during the sensitization campaign against plastic pollution to mitigate climate change. Credit: ACI Africa

Youth in Nigerian Archdiocese Eradicating Plastic Pollution to Mitigate Climate Change

Oct 7, 2023

Members of the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja are realizing a sensitization walk to draw the attention of the public about the need to eradicate plastic pollution in the environment in view of mitigating the effect of climate change.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). Credit: UCAP

Upcoming Training to Build African Catholic Journalists’ Capacity in Ecology Reporting

Oct 6, 2023

Catholic Journalists in Africa are set to undergo training on how to work with other entities in addressing environmental challenges.

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Read Some of the Reactions to the Pope’s "heartfelt appeal" on Climate Change

Oct 5, 2023

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the environment and the threat of climate change was met with praise both by Catholic and environmental leaders.

Pope Francis smiles during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 27, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Issues New Call for Dramatic Climate Change Measures

Oct 4, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday released a new document on the environment that he has described as the “second part” of his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', and which warns of “grave consequences” if humanity continues to ignore the threat of climate change.

Pope Francis meets with Latin American university rectors on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis’ Next Environmental Document to be Called "Laudate Deum"

Sep 26, 2023

Pope Francis’ new document on the environment will be, he said, “a look at what has happened and say what needs to be done,” Vatican News reported.

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.