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Latest stories: Laudato Si

The Official Logo Caritas Internationalis. Credit: Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis Launches Awareness Campaign to Protect Access to Natural Resources

Jan 3, 2022

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has launched a three-year campaign to educate the people of God across the globe about the “urgent need to restore, protect and renew access to natural resources.”

Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana, Archbishop Henryk  Jagodzinski, Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle and other dignitaries launching the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) five-year Laudato si Action Programme (LSAP). Credit: Courtesy Picture

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch Five-Year Laudato Si’ Program to “prepare for the future”

Nov 25, 2021

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) have launched a five-year Laudato Si’ Action Program (LSAP) that aims at spearheading the transformation of society through environmental conservation initiatives. 

Vice Chancellor of Nairobi-based Daystar University, Prof. Laban Ayiro during his encounter with Pope Francis at Pope Paul VI Audience Hall, Vatican City, on 3 November 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan-based University VC Says Encounter with Pope Francis on Laudato Si’ “prophetic”

Nov 4, 2021

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kenyan-based Daystar University developed a deep desire to meet Pope Francis when he read about the Holy Father’s approach to the conservation of the earth in his 2015 Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’. That was just over a year ago.

A poster announcing the virtual pilgrimage of members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA). Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Launched Virtual Pilgrimage in West Africa to Showcase Testimonies of “justice issues”

Nov 4, 2021

The online pilgrimage, which members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) launched is expected to feature people’s “contributions to the struggle for justice”, the Catholic Church leaders have said in a statement. 

Pope Francis, pictured on July 30, 2016. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

"Let us not forget that crises are also windows of opportunity": Pope Francis

Nov 2, 2021

He made the remark in a new book preface.

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Catholic Entity in Africa Mobilizing Signatures to Advocate for Climate Friendly Decisions

Sep 24, 2021

The leadership of Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa, a Catholic organization championing for the care of the earth and ecological justice, is calling on Christians across the continent to append their signatures to the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Catholic Petition and lobby political leaders to make climate friendly decisions.

Youth at Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda's Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu during a tree planting session at the refugee center on 16 August  2021. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Refugees in Uganda Launch “Laudato Si’ Garden” to Address Country’s Growing Deforestation

Sep 2, 2021

Students at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services in Uganda have launched a tree planting drive aimed at ending deforestation in the country by planting thousands of trees at their facility.

A poster for the Season of Creation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Become Aware of “ecological, social degradation we are experiencing”: South African Bishop

Aug 23, 2021

Ahead of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, a South African Bishop has called on the people of God in the country to become aware of “ecological and social degradation” and take appropriate actions.

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

Jun 27, 2021

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

Jun 25, 2021

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.

Logo of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ)/ Credit: CPNZ

Catholic Professionals in Zimbabwe Join Laudato Si’ Conservation Campaign

Jun 22, 2021

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’. 

The Official Logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)/ Credit: JCAM

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

Jun 9, 2021

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.

A poster announcing the Green Ghana project. Credit: Courtesy Photo

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

Jun 8, 2021

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

Jun 1, 2021

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”

May 26, 2021

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

May 25, 2021

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

May 21, 2021

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

Apr 14, 2021

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Nov 23, 2020

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.