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Steve Katsaros, CEO of Nokero

One of the finalists of the Laudato Si' Challenge, Steve Katsaros, CEO of Nokero with his solar powered lamp

Laudato Si' Challenge inspires solutions to environmental problems

12/12/2017 16:56

Steve Katsaros, CEO of a company called Nokero that produces pocket-size solar lamps, is one of the finalists of the Laudato Si' Challenge inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical.

Pope Francis with Robinson

Mary Robinson stands beside Pope Francis with other members of The Elders during an audience at the Casa Santa Marta on Monday

Mary Robinson on Church role in combatting climate change

08/11/2017 16:05

As the COP23 climate conference gets underway in Bonn, former U.N. special envoy on climate change Mary Robinson talks about the vital role of the Church in raising awareness of this urgent global challenge

Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi

Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi on October 5th 2013

Assisi joins global Catholic coalition divesting from fossil fuels

04/10/2017 17:13

A international coalition of Catholic institutions has announced its divestment from polluting fossil fuels. The institutions range from the Franciscan convent in Assisi, through dioceses and bishops conferences, to Catholic banking groups

Baroness Joanna Shields

Baroness Joanna Shields, British government special representative on internet crime and founder of WePROTECT, is one of the organisers of the World Congress on 'Child Dignity in the Digital World'

Protecting children on-line: Congress at Gregorian University

03/10/2017 14:08

Hear from one of the protagonists of a four day world congress, which opens at Rome' Gregorian University on Tuesday, entitled ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’

A pedestrian looks at a board flashing stock prices on the Nikkei index in Tokyo, as Pope Francis calls for 'cooperative globalization'

A pedestrian looks at a board flashing stock prices on the Nikkei index in Tokyo, as Pope Francis calls for a 'cooperative globalization'

Pope's term 'cooperative globalization' call to rethink economic responsibility

26/01/2017 10:35

Pope Francis has recently called for a ‘more fraternal and cooperative globalization'. Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI, explains that the Pope's new term is a call to re-think economic responsibility and its impact on human dignity

Man holds vial at the Sanofi Pasteur site, the biggest production, research and development site of vaccines in the world

Man holds vial at the Sanofi Pasteur site, the biggest production, research and development site of vaccines in the world

Zika vaccine: France's Sanofi and U.S. Army join forces

11/07/2016 16:50

French drug company Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.