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Pope Francis received President-Designate of COP28 UAE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Oct. 11, 2023, at the Vatican.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope Francis’ trip to Dubai in December

Nov 9, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope will visit the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city Dec. 1–3 where he will give a speech and... Read more

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Vatican joins interfaith declaration on fighting climate change

Nov 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See has signed an interfaith declaration on taking action to protect the environment during a religious summit held... Read more

Pope Francis meets with John Kerry, U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, on June 19, 2023, in what was Kerry’s fourth official private meeting with the pope.

John Kerry meets Pope Francis at the Vatican for a fourth time

Jun 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry at the Vatican on Monday. Read more

Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) climate change activists Ester Goffi (right) and Guido Viero (second right) arrive at the Vatican on May 24, 2023, to attend their second hearing for having glued themselves to the statue of "Laocoon and His Sons" at the Vatican Museums in August 2022.

Vatican convicts climate activists, orders them to pay $30,000 in damages

Jun 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The activists superglued their hands to the marble base holding Laocoön and His Sons, an ancient marble sculpture, on Aug.... Read more

Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby, and Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, Sept. 20, 2016.

Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican leaders call climate crisis a ‘devastating injustice’

Sep 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The three leaders said: ‘We repent of our generation’s sins.’ Read more

Archbishop Dermot Farrell prays in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

Dublin’s archbishop urges Catholics to tackle ‘climate catastrophe’ in 64-page pastoral letter

Sep 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘We are at a critical moment,’ writes Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

‘Many are being devoured’: Pope Francis highlights rise in climate-caused migration

Mar 30, 2021

Pope Francis has highlighted the plight of people forced from their homes due to the climate crisis, calling on Catholics... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana at a press conference on the Synod on the Family, Oct. 23, 2015.

Cardinal Turkson: Put your faith before your nationality

Jun 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Vatican experts on human development and social issues challenged Catholics around the world this week to respond with openness and... Read more

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Put ethics at heart of climate talks, Vatican says at Paris summit

Dec 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his speech at the COP-21 climate summit in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State urged global leaders to orient... Read more

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Slavery and climate – there's more in common than you think, Vatican says

Jul 15, 2015

By Ann Schneible

The link between climate change and human slavery is the topic of an international conference to be hosted by the... Read more