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Pope Francis: Ecosystem degradation ‘a clear outcome of economic dysfunction’

The pope issued a message marking the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message for Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Care for nature, pope tells world leaders at climate summit

In a video message sent to a climate summit on Thursday, Pope Francis urged care for nature and the preservation... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his message at the Vatican for Earth Day, April 22, 2021

On Earth Day, Pope Francis says the world is ‘at the limit’

The pope urged world leaders to “act with courage, operate with justice, and always tell the truth to people.” Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis: World could face a new ‘great flood’

Pope Francis said in a new book released on Tuesday that the world could face a catastrophe like the Great... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican official: Catholics can add value to ‘Green New Deal’ debate

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has said that Catholics can apply the Church’s social teaching to evaluate aspects... Read more

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

Vatican urges Catholics into action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology... Read more

Pope Francis on May 29, 2019.

Pope Francis: We cannot remain silent as planet is plundered

Pope Francis said Friday that people should not remain silent as biodiversity is threatened by destruction and exploitation in a... Read more

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Vatican to mark 5th anniversary of Laudato si’ with year-long celebration

The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its... Read more

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General António Guterres in the Vatican Apostolic Palace Dec. 20, 2019.

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General record video urging religious freedom, climate protection

Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in... Read more

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Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots... Read more

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Catholic Relief Services dismayed over US intent to leave Paris Climate Accord

Catholic Relief Services, the official charitable arm of the U.S. bishops, is expressing strong opposition to the Trump administration’s decision... Read more

A wooden cross in the rainforest. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

Church must convert from cultural, ecological sins, Amazon synod concludes

The Amazon synod final document, published Saturday, laid out the need to define “ecological sins” while calling the Church to... Read more

Church building overlooking smokestack.

EPA tells churches to cut mercury but says restrictions on power plants unnecessary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

Will the real St. Francis please stand up?

St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known... Read more

Massachusetts bishops say action is urgently needed on climate change

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

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis announces ‘global village’ alliance for education, environment

Pope Francis announced Thursday his newest initiative to form an international and interreligious alliance, which he described as “global village”... Read more

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Catholic groups installing 5,000 solar panels in DC

Catholic organizations are installing 5,000 solar panels in a five-acre space in Washington, D.C., in what will become the largest... Read more

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California bishops call Catholics to 'ecological spirituality'

On the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the bishops of California challenged the community to grow in an “ecological conversion”... Read more

Pope Francis in the gateway to Peru's Madre de Dios region in the Amazon January 19, 2018.

Amazon Synod to consider possible ordination of married men

The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study... Read more

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English bishop welcomes climate change report

The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the... Read more