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A view of planet earth: our common home

A view of planet earth: our common home

Pope endorses campaign to put 'Laudato Sì' into action

13/07/2017 13:44

Following the 2nd anniversary of the publication of his encyclical “Laudato Sì – On Care of our Common Home”, Pope Francis has endorsed a pledge campaign that aims to mobilize at least 1 million people to directly engage in turning the encyclical’s message into action. 

A farmer with ears of wheat

A farmer with ears of wheat that have suffered from too much moisture

Australia calls for pragmatic approach to poverty and hunger

05/07/2017 15:50

Australia's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was among the world leaders attending the FAO conference in Rome this week, offering some pragmatic solutions to the problem of an increase in the number of hungry people in the world

Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna walks after being greeted by Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience

Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna walks after being greeted by Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience.

Canadian Minister: Pope defender of the environment

14/06/2017 11:08

Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna met with Pope Francis on Wednesday at his General Audience in St Peter’s Square.

A boat drifts into a green algae mass in the Gulf of Oman.

A boat drifts into a green algae mass in the Gulf of Oman. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem.

Holy See calls for ‘intergenerational solidarity’ in climate change efforts

25/03/2017 10:20

The Holy See has called on the United Nations to promote “responsibility for those who come after us”, in the areas of climate change and justice for the poor.

 

Logo of AMOR’s ecological meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 27-March 3‎, 2017.‎

Logo of AMOR’s ecological meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 27-March 3‎, 2017.‎

Cardinal Bo warns against ecological and economic terrorists

03/03/2017 15:44

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar has denounced the greed of ecological and economic terrorists for climate change and the ecological holocaust that are as devastating as nuclear weapons.

 

Pope Francis speaks with former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pope Francis speaks with former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pope Francis greets Arnold Schwarzenegger at General Audience

25/01/2017 14:30

Among those greeting Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of the US state of California.

 

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in Micronesia

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016

'Impact of climate change on Pacific is real' - Dame Meg Taylor

18/01/2017 16:51

"The impact of climate change on the Pacific is real. It's not something that's going to happen; it's happening now." That was the assessment offered by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Filipino villagers

Filipino villagers walk through drought ridden rice fields on Cebu island

Politics of welcome for climate change migrants

22/11/2016 16:33

The plight of millions of migrants escaping environmental disasters due to climate change will be addressed at a two-day conference hosted by the Pontifical Lateran University.