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Pope Francis meets Arouna Kandé, one of the subjects of the documentary “The Letter.”

Climate change documentary features Pope Francis

Oct 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis is featured in a documentary film on climate change and the environment that premiered at the Vatican on... Read more

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Will Biden's Inflation Reduction Act work? Here's what cash-strapped families need to know

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The Inflation Reduction Act promises Americans relief from rising prices, but the massive $485 billion bill has drawn criticism from... Read more

Pope Francis speaking in St. Peter's Basilica on June 5, 2022.

Pope Francis: The poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought

Jul 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most... Read more

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U.S. bishops disappointed by Supreme Court's climate regulation ruling

Jul 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops said Friday they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability... Read more

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018.

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’ Read more

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

Vatican calls for ‘clear roadmap’ as climate summit enters final stretch

Nov 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013.

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

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Pope Francis reads his message broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Oct. 29, 2021.

In BBC message, Pope Francis says UN climate summit must offer ‘effective responses’ to ecological crisis

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the first time Pope Francis has recorded a special message for the BBC Read more

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