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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.

 

One of the fountains, designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, that adorn St.Peter's Square at the Vatican.

One of the fountains, designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, that adorn St.Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Italy drought: Vatican turns off fountains to save water

25/07/2017 07:37

The drought that is affecting the city of Rome and the surrounding areas of the capital has led the Holy See to take measures to save water.

 

A woman fills her bottle with water at a Nasone fountain in Rome's Piazza Navona

A woman fills her bottle with water at a Nasone fountain in Rome's Piazza Navona

Lack of rain has Italians worried

24/07/2017 10:43

 There is serious concern in Italy as soaring temperatures and a lack of rain deplete vital water sources which could lead to water rationing for Romans.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Abp Auza: ‘Right to water also a duty’

25/03/2017 10:04

Archbishop Bernardito Auza has addressed the UN on the need to better integrate and coordinate the body’s water-related goals and targets, saying “our right to water is also a duty regarding water”.

 

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign at his Wednesday General Audience

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign at his Wednesday General Audience

Pope greets participants in Vatican water conference

22/03/2017 11:27

Pope Francis has greeted participants in a Vatican conference on the value and values of water promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture, entitled “Watershed: replenishing water values for a thirsty world”.

 

Pope Francis spoke to participants in a Vatican conference on the human right to water, organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pope Francis spoke to participants in a Vatican conference on the human right to water, organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pope Francis addresses Vatican conference on human right to water

24/02/2017 16:30

Pope Francis met on Friday with participants at a two-day conference on the human right to water, organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

1 in 8 people across the globe does not have access to clean water

1 in 8 people across the globe does not have access to clean water

Card. Turkson on Vatican seminar on the human right to water

24/02/2017 13:05

Cardinal Peter Turkson talks about the importance of the 2-day seminar organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the contribution of science, culture, politics and technology in improving water and sanitation management. 

Image from Thailand's worst drought in decades caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon

Image from Thailand's worst drought in decades caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon

Vatican seminar on water pushes for better public policies

23/02/2017 16:25

A 2-day seminar organized by the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences is underway in the Vatican. It aims to propose much needed public policies for water and sanitation management.