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World Wildlife Day 2016

World Wildlife Day 2016 focuses on our responsibility for ending the illegal trade in elephants and other endangered species.

World Wildlife Day echoes care of creation

01/03/2016 11:32

In light of increasing wildlife crime in countries around the world, the United Nations is celebrating World Wildlife Day on March 3, hoping to inspire individuals to join the fight against this illegal killing and trading of wild animals.

Cardinal Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Council, holds a copy of the encyclical Laudato Si'

Cardinal Turkson: Six 'doors' for the Care of Creation

04/12/2015 20:00

‘Care for all Creation: a door to our common home’ was the title of a lecture by Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Council in London on Friday.

Marching Shoes in Paris

'Marching Shoes', the installation in Paris as part of the Global Climate March on the eve of the Paris climate summit

Pope's shoes join global climate campaign ahead of Paris talks

29/11/2015 16:02

Two black shoes belonging to Pope Francis have joined thousands of other pairs at an installation in Paris on Sunday, as part of a global campaign ahead of the UN climate summit in the French capital next week.

Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Mayors from around the world meeting at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to discuss combatting the effects of climate change and the scourge of human trafficking

Mayor of Gaborone brings environmental concerns to Vatican

22/07/2015 15:46

The mayor of Gaborone in Botswana was among some 70 civic leaders from around the world who attended a two day meeting in the Vatican focusing on caring for the environment and combatting the scourge of human trafficking

A forest threatened by destruction in Paraguay

A forest threatened by destruction in Paraguay

Paraguay Global Forest Coalition

07/07/2015 12:03

(Vatican Radio) Agronomist Miguel Lovera, based at the 'Catholic University of Asunciòn', is  part of a task force which promotes campaigns for a socially just and effective  forest policy as well as the rights of Indigenous and other Forest peoples. He speaks to Linda Bordoni about his work. 

Pope's encyclical

Pope Francis' new encyclical on the care of creation will be presented at a press conference on Thursday June 18th

Environmental missionary Sean McDonagh looks forward to encyclical

17/06/2015 15:38

During the preparation of the Pope's new encyclical, many theologians and environmental specialists have been consulted, including Irish Columban missionary and author, Fr Sean McDonagh, who's been promoting 'a theology of ecology' since the 1970s