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Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis, faith leaders issue carbon emissions appeal ahead of UN climate change conference

Oct 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction. Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Baghdad, Iraq on March 5, 2021.

Pope Francis will not offer a public Mass during Scotland visit

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope is expected to attend the “world leaders summit” in the opening days of the 2021 United Nations Climate... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states.

Religious leaders, scientists to convene at Vatican ahead of climate summit

Jun 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith and Science: Towards COP26” will take place Oct. 4 at the Vatican Read more

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

Pope Francis launches 7-year Laudato si’ action plan

May 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Laudato si’ Action Platform will focus on seven sectors: families, parishes, schools, hospitals, businesses, organizations, and religious orders. Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, May 15, 2021.

Pope Francis and John Kerry meet at the Vatican

May 15, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy is in Europe ahead of November’s UN Climate Change Conference. Read more

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.

Pope Francis to discuss climate change with John Kerry at Vatican

May 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The former Secretary of State is also a keynote speaker at a Vatican conference Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican's Hall of Blessing Feb. 8, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis tells diplomats 'right to life' is a foundational human right

Feb 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Vatican Secretary of State calls for synergy in fight against poverty and climate change

Jan 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretary of State has called for a new model of development built on “the synergistic bond” between the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the general audience address in the Apostolic Library Nov. 25, 2020.

Vatican committed to net zero emissions by 2050, Pope Francis says

Dec 12, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis urged Saturday the adoption of a "climate of care," and said the Vatican City State is committed to... Read more

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

Pope Francis calls for 'integral ecology' in TED Climate Countdown video

Oct 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sent a video message to the TED Countdown summit on climate change Saturday explaining how a more “integral... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Bishop McElroy: Abortion and climate change both crucial, voters must be prudent

Feb 7, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis to diplomats: Polarization hurts the poor

Jan 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

Pope to UN summit: Climate change linked to ethical decline

Sep 24, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In a video message Monday to the UN Climate Action Summit, Pope Francis stressed that climate change is linked to... Read more

Massachusetts bishops say action is urgently needed on climate change

Sep 17, 2019

The bishops of Massachusetts warned in a new pastoral letter that climate change has reached a crisis level and requires... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019

The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends 3rd Annual Women's Rally, January 19, 2019.

Should fears about climate come before kids?

Mar 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Recent discussion of millennial concerns began after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested that younger people might not have children because... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Holy See urges implementation of Paris Agreement

Dec 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a UN climate change summit in Poland Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin underlined the Holy See’s... Read more

Repeal of Clean Power Plan will hurt poor communities, Catholic leaders insist

Oct 11, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration announced a repeal of emissions standards, Catholic leaders warned it could hurt poor communities and thwart... Read more

Increasing homelessness a worrisome trend for Archbishop Gomez

Jun 7, 2017

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has urged a prayerful and prudent response to a housing crisis in his city, relating... Read more

Ocean, mountains, flowers on a cliff.

A Catholic ecologist’s take on climate change, the Paris agreement

Jun 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholics should know that the effects of climate change are already being felt in the U.S., said one Catholic ecologist... Read more