• Chinese state media highlights Vatican official at organ trafficking conference in Beijing

    Chinese state media highlights Vatican official at organ trafficking conference in Beijing

    • Aug 4, 2017

    The Chinese state-owned Global Times, an English-language newspaper, has quoted Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo’s positive remarks about China. Sánchez Sorondo is in Beijing, and state media in the communist country usually does not draw attention to the presence of Vatican officials when they are in the country.

  • Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    • Jun 1, 2017

    Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops’ conference and Catholic Relief Services, have issued statements criticizing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement “represents the important awareness that, faced with issues as complex as climate change, individual and/or national action is not enough; instead it is necessary to implement a responsible collective response truly intended to work together in building our common home,” Pope Francis wrote to the 22nd session of the UN convention on climate change in 2016.

  • Vatican official says Trump leaving Paris deal would be ‘slap in the  face’

    Vatican official says Trump leaving Paris deal would be ‘slap in the face’

    • Jun 1, 2017

    Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, head of the Vatican’s Academy of Sciences, said that if President Donald Trump does in fact take the United States out of the Paris deal on climate change, signed in Dec. 2015, “it would be a disaster for everyone” and also a “slap in the face” for the Vatican too.