- Feb 23, 2020
Representatives of several Christian churches, including the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Orthodox Church, are urging the faithful to see September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, one of Pope Francis’s top advisors, said Tuesday that every time he goes to the United States, the pope’s social agenda is misinterpreted as adopting either a socialist or communist approach to the economy.
It remains to be seen what a Vatican-sponsored interfaith conference this week on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals may produce, but at least three conclusions can be drawn even before the meeting begins.
While a small vatican delegation at the World Economic Forums in Davos did not have a papal message this year, they still decided “to try something new.”
Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.
Responding to the deaths of tens of thousands of children from AIDS and AIDS-related illnesses, the Vatican brought together physicians and representatives of drug companies and humanitarian agencies to strategize ways to improve care for children and adolescents who are HIV-positive.