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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

A worker processes leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. (ucanews.com photo)

A worker processes wet-blue leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. The billion-dollar industry is blamed for massive environmental and public health damages and has been ordered to move out of the city. (ucanews.com photo)

Bangladesh Supreme Court pushes Dhaka tanneries out

16/03/2017 14:13

Environmentalists and Church officials have hailed the ‘landmark’ court verdict that also insists on environmental protection and labor rights 

 

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.

 

A group of young people from Argentina are travelling to the North Pole to raise awareness about threats to the environment

A group of young people from Argentina are travelling to the North Pole to raise awareness about threats to the environment.

Students travelling to North Pole receive message from Pope

21/04/2016 16:02

Pope Francis has sent a message to young Argentinians who are undertaking an expedition to the North Pole to raise awareness about threats to the environment.

 

Fish, a major source of food and income for population on river banks.

Fish, a major source of food and income for population on river banks.

Indonesian Catholics aim to preserve local river

04/04/2016 16:25

Indonesian Catholics join environmental programme in central Java to help repopulate a local river’s fish stock.   

 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowds at his weekly General Audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday

Pope to lead liturgy for World Day of Prayer for Creation

26/08/2015 12:39

At the end of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis invited local people and visiting pilgrims to join him next Tuesday, September 1st, in St Peter's Basilica for a Liturgy of the Word marking the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation