- Jul 9, 2020
Greenpeace activists hung banners from a huge construction crane atop Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Thursday, accusing France and President Emmanuel Macron of not doing enough to fight climate change.
“Education listens, or it doesn’t educate,” Pope Francis said. “If you don’t listen, you don’t educate. Education creates culture, or it doesn’t educate. Education teaches us to celebrate, or it doesn’t educate.”
Building a healthier, better world depends on everyone, Pope Francis said in his message marking World Environment Day June 5.
When a baby cries, parents leave everything and try to stop their baby from crying: Where is that same urgency when it comes to the cries of the earth and the poor? That was the challenge posed by Cardinal Peter Turkson to an online conference on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s 2015 ecological encyclical.
Deep in the Amazon, a perfect storm of environmental issues came to the attention of the world through a series of fires in the rainforest that lasted from August through October.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, but Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on care for creation can guide individuals to reassess life’s priorities in response, a trio of prelates agreed during an online roundtable discussion.