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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

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 celebrates Mass at the Rome campus of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Nov. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Care for creation is one of the ‘great moral issues of our time’

Nov 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope said he regretting not being able to attend the UN climate summit in Glasgow, 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’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to be ‘more courageous’ in tackling crisis exposed by COVID-19

Oct 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘We cannot resign ourselves and sit back and watch,’ he said. Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Oct 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation. Read more

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis to young climate activists: ‘Technical and political solutions are not enough’

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy. 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: Ecosystem degradation ‘a clear outcome of economic dysfunction’

Jun 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Apr 22, 2021

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’

Apr 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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’

Mar 2, 2021

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

Jan 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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’

Jun 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 5, 2020

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