- Jul 7, 2020
On Tuesday the Vatican COVID-19 taskforce issued a call for global disarmament during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and investment in what they said are peacemaking measures such as healthcare, food security and the environment.
To mark the 5-year anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical, Laudato Si, the Vatican Thursday published a “users guide” for parishes and public officials on how to implement the document.
With anger and frustration still high in the United States over the death of George Floyd, religious leaders should organize ecumenical and interreligious prayer initiatives to bring people together and promote healing, said a top Vatican official.
This week Pope Francis inaugurated a week of online celebrations at the Vatican commemorating the 5th anniversary of the publication of his eco-encyclical Laudato Si, opening a wider year-long commemoration of the document aimed at spurring the world to adopt more sustainable practices.
As the Catholic Church and governments around the world are exploring different solutions to the fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, one Vatican official has said the ecclesial priority will be assisting those impacted by new forms of poverty due to unemployment.
On Tuesday the Vatican held its first digital press conference for journalists on a new set of pastoral guidelines on care for people who have been internally displaced.