- May 13, 2021
In a move that’s in-step with Pope Francis’s environmental advocacy, Rome’s Colosseum will get a new floor that is both functional and environmentally conscious.
World-renowned English anthropologist Jane Goodall has joined her voice to the Vatican’s in calling for the defense of biodiversity, saying she sees Pope Francis as a source of hope for his stance on the environment.
Europe’s bishops have weighed in on the EU coronavirus recovery plan, praising the package as a sign of solidarity and a collaborative initiative that pushes countries beyond their own interests in order to provide relief to all member-states.
Everyone is responsible for caring for the world’s oceans, which are fundamental to supporting life on the planet, said a panel of speakers at a Vatican conference.
The Vatican’s reforestation program has seen 300 trees of various species planted over the past three years, and “an important milestone” is the tiny nation “has achieved its goal of being pesticide-free,” Father Rafael Garcia de la Serrana Villalobos, told Vatican News in mid-December.
Protecting “our common home for present and future generations is one of the most urgent demands of our time,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, said Oct. 13.
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.
In the remote rural swathe known as the Wild West of Honduras, said to be a bandits’ hideout where it is “easy to get in, tough to get out,” the Church finds itself once again at the forefront of a movement for justice.