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  • Be fruitful and multiply: Threatened trees planted in Vatican Gardens

    Be fruitful and multiply: Threatened trees planted in Vatican Gardens

    • Apr 20, 2018

    The Vatican Gardens has branched out and added a small orchard to its hillsides, becoming a safe haven for a number of endangered native Italian fruit and nut tree species.

  • Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

    Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

    • Nov 16, 2017

    Pope Francis told world leaders attending the COP23 session of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, to maintain a proactive and collaborative spirit so they can better stimulate and increase awareness and the willingness “to adopt truly effective decisions” to tackle climate change and poverty, and promote true, integral human development.

  • Philippine church leaders urge Trudeau to take back toxic waste

    Philippine church leaders urge Trudeau to take back toxic waste

    • Nov 14, 2017

    Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo says the ongoing ASEAN summit is an opportunity for the Philippine government to ask Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take back shipments, labeled as recyclable plastics, which arrived in batches from Canada in July and August of 2013. However, the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs discovered they actually contained hazardous waste materials.

  • Global cooperation needed in response to climate change, pope says

    Global cooperation needed in response to climate change, pope says

    • Nov 13, 2017

    Pope Francis held an audience with leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum, an organization of 18 member nations, whose aim is to increase regional cooperation and its voice on the world stage. “Not only geographic and territorial distances, but also distances in time are dissolved by the realization that everything in the world is intimately connected,” the pope said.

  • Priest among six arrested at Pennsylvania pipeline construction site

    Priest among six arrested at Pennsylvania pipeline construction site

    • Oct 23, 2017

    Father Bill Pickard was one of six people arrested and charged with defiant trespass during the second nonviolent protest in a week at land owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The protests were designed to slow if not stop construction on a leg of a pipeline being built to carry gas from the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Protesters arrested for blocking pipeline work through nuns’ property

    Protesters arrested for blocking pipeline work through nuns’ property

    • Oct 17, 2017

    The Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation has objected to the building of a pipeline on land they own, and worked loosely with the anti-pipeline group in efforts to block construction. The sisters say that the pipeline “is a violation of the sanctity of creation, compelling us to challenge its installation through peaceful, prayerful resistance.”

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