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Pope Francis meets with WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

Pope Francis meets with WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and Central Committee Moderator Dr Agnes Abuom on Thursday August 24th

Pope and WCC leaders discuss ecumenism, ecology, economic justice

25/08/2017 15:36

Pope Francis meets with World Council of Churches general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and Central Committee Moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, discussing ways of promoting common witness and shared actions in service of those most in need

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forests can hold back flood water by nearly 72 hours.

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forests can hold back flood water by nearly 72 hours.

Green Pakistan Programme ‎

24/07/2017 16:04

Over 100 million saplings will be planted across Pakistan in a campaign to boost the nation’s depleting forest cover to mitigate the impact of floods and climate change. 

 

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.