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Latest stories: Laudato Si

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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Catholic Professionals in Zimbabwe Join Laudato Si’ Conservation Campaign

Members of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ) under the auspices of Zimbabwe Catholic Commission for the Laity (ZCCL) have launched a campaign to conserve the environment in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’. 

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Planned Jesuit Conference to Advocate for “ecological restoration” in Africa: Official

The “food sovereignty” conference planned for later this month under the auspices of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is expected to advocate for the protection of the environment and “ecological restoration” in Africa.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch One Million Tree Planting Exercise to Foster Laudato Si’

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have launched a one million tree planting exercise to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ and in support of the government's GREEN GHANA project.

Sr. Olga Massango, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) based in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa /

Synergize Activities, Resources to Address Environmental Concerns Globally: Catholic Nun

The need for pooling resources to address environmental concerns across the globe was emphasized over the weekend at virtual event in Nairobi, Kenya, organized to mark the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.

A poster announcing the May 26 webinar on the recently launched Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP). Credit: Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)/Facebook /

Laudado Si’ Week: African Cleric Outlines Church’s Role in Safeguarding “our common home”

As part of the “Laudato Si’ Week” aimed at marking the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the environment, a Catholic Priest in Africa has outlined ways that the Church on the continent can implement the recently launched Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP).

Pope Francis delivers Laudato si' video message May 24, 2021/ Screenshot /

Pope Francis Launches 7-year Laudato si’ Action Plan

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 poster announcing the May 21 webinar closing celebrations making the Laudato Si Year in the Africa region. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Caritas Uganda Bemoans Growing Environmental Disasters Owing to Deforestation

As the Catholic Church across the globe marks the Laudato Si’ week, taking stock of the gains made in the conservation of the environment, Caritas Uganda is condemning the growing environmental challenges that the Catholic Church entity links to massive deforestation in the East African nation.

Parishioners at St Michael Catholic Mission in Kilifi within Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Malindi at the launch of tree planting activities in the Diocese. /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Model “Church Forest” to Encourage Tree Planting

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom.

Dorothy Atuhaire Ssonko, animating Children's liturgy on the Uganda Catholic Television / Uganda Catholic Television

Children’s Year of St. Joseph Initiative in Uganda Attracts Countrywide Participation

An initiative by children at Namugongo Catholic Parish of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese to mark the Year of St Joseph has spread to other Parishes across the East African country, attracting other children who are eager to learn about the Saint.

Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline. /

Catholic Climate Movement to Address Possible Displacement by Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline

Members of the Clergy in Uganda ministering under the umbrella of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) have begun a campaign to sensitize communities about the dangers of climate destruction.

Eleven Africa-based Catholic Institutions Commit to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels

Eleven Africa-based Catholic institutions are among 47 global faith entities whose leadership made a joint announcement Monday, November 16 committing to divest from fossil fuels.

Pope Francis' video message to TED Countdown posted Oct. 10, 2020. /

Pope Francis Calls for 'integral ecology' in TED Climate Countdown Video

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.

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Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Trains Trainers on Alternative Sources of Household Cooking Fuel

The need to adopt alternative sources of household cooking fuel was the focus of a training, which the leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese organized in view of fostering environmental conservation.

A poster for the 2020 Season of Creation. /

Engage in Actions “that are ecologically correct”: Bishops in Zambia Tell Politicians

At a virtual session aimed at addressing the ecological crisis in Zambia, Catholic Bishops have called on the leadership of the southern Africa nation to consider going beyond political correctness and base their actions on what can safeguard the earth and the ecosystem.

Pope French discusses Laudato si’ with French ecological experts Sept. 3, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Science and Faith Together can Help Protect Environment: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Thursday that science and faith together can help humanity to overcome ecological crises. 

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Planned Activities to Celebrate Annual Month-long “Season of Creation” Event in Africa

As Catholics across the globe plan to join other Christians to be part of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, an official of the Global Catholic Climate Movement in Africa (GCCM Africa), one of the organizations participating in the event, has outlined some of the planned activities to mark the ecumenical initiative in Africa.

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(GIZ), a German Development Agency and Caritas Ghana, the development and humanitarian agency of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC). /

Caritas Ghana Rolls out $175,000 Project to Ease COVID-19 Burden

Catholic Bishops in Ghana, through their humanitarian wing, Caritas Ghana have embarked on a humanitarian project that will see vulnerable groups who have been worst hit by COVID-19 benefit from a GHc1million (UD$175,000.00) project to help them get back on their feet.

The Model Tree Nursery by Kenya's Kakamega diocese. The project is in response to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. / CJPC Kakamega/ Facebook

Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese Establishes Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’

The leadership of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) in the Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has initiated a tree nursery project, initially with 12,000 seedlings, as a response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, a CJPC official has told ACI Africa.