- Jun 23, 2021
Churchgoers in a seaside resort in England say they have been left “gobsmacked” when U.S. President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden dropped in for a Sunday service.
The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief, said the secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis.
Bishops in the UK are calling on G7 leaders to “build back a fairer, greener, global economy” in the post-COVID world.
A national Catholic group of over 50 religious and nonprofit organizations is urging President Joe Biden to address global COVID-19 vaccine access during the upcoming G7 summit.
Pope Francis said Sunday that the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled.
Less than a week after meeting with President Trump, Pope Francis met with another key leader in North America on Monday May 29, the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau is called the “anti-Trump” by many, and the meeting featured many points of congruence as well as contested issues, such as euthanasia.
After meeting Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a NATO summit in Brussels, before returning to Italy for a G-7 meeting in Sicily. Church leaders will be watching both events closely, to see how Trump will try and manage international affairs.
Up to nine Catholic organizations have announced that they will divest from fossil fuel corporations in order to send a message to the upcoming G7 summit meeting in southern Italy. Representatives said that the move was inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”