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World leaders are pictured at the COP23 climate change event in Bonn, Germany

World leaders are pictured at the COP23 climate change event in Bonn, Germany

Pope Francis sends letter to COP23 climate conference in Bonn

16/11/2017 14:14

Pope Francis has sent a letter to participants in the COP23 UN Convention on climate change, making an "urgent call" for renewed dialogue and a high level of cooperation among nations

 

Archbishop Paul Gallgaher

Archbishop Paul Gallgaher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States

AB Paul Gallagher on hopes for COP23 climate conference

15/11/2017 11:23

As the Bonn climate conference moves towards its conclusion on Friday, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher speaks about the Church's commitment and concerns about environmental protection

Pacific Islands Forum audience

Pope Francis meets with leaders of the Pacific Island Forum in the Vatican on Saturday, ahead of their arrival in Bonn for the COP23 conference on climate change

Pacific Island leaders share climate concerns at COP23

13/11/2017 14:01

Listen to our exclusive interviews with Taneti Maamau, President of the Republic of Kiribati, and Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, who met with Pope Francis as they prepared to attend the COP23 climate conference in Bonn

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

A speech during the opening session of the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 6, 2017 in Bonn.

A speech during the opening session of the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 6, 2017 in Bonn.

COP 23 Climate Conference gets underway in Bonn

06/11/2017 13:55

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) got underway in Bonn, Germany Monday with governments getting  to work on a detailed "rule book" to help guide the 2015 Paris climate accord.

A family of elephants walk across the dried out Mara River basin in southwest Kenya

A family of elephants walk across the dried out Mara River basin in southwest Kenya

Pope highlights climate change impact on rivers

23/10/2017 15:10

Pope Francis has expressed his concern about the effect of climate change on the most important water basins in the world in a message to a major international summit.

 

Pope Francis (L) and FAO Director-General Jose Graziano Da Silva (R) during the pontiff's visit to the FAO on World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2017.

Pope Francis (L) and FAO Director-General Jose Graziano Da Silva (R), stand next to a marble statue donated by the pontiff during his visit to the FAO on World Food Day, 16 October 2017.

Pope appeals for end to conflicts, climate change in fight against hunger, migration

16/10/2017 13:47

Pope Francis marked World Food Day at the FAO in Rome, calling for concerted efforts to end conflicts and climate-change in the fight against hunger.  

 

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