- Jan 28, 2020
A California retreat center’s latest effort to implement Pope Francis’s vision of “integral ecology” is expected to save Catholics in its region more than $2 million over the next 25 years.
Pope Francis announced in 2019 that the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be updated to include a definition of “ecological sin.”
On Thursday top Vatican officials hailed Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, recently named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for her environmental advocacy, as a “great witness” of Church teaching on care for creation and the human person.
In an annual message for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, the pope implied that violence toward humanity and violence toward the planet go hand in hand.
Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand he was “scandalized” by some of the anti-migrant rhetoric he hears in Europe, and he is convinced people are being manipulated into thinking the only way they can preserve their lifestyles is by building walls.
Four years after publishing his provocative encyclical ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has criticized its implementation, saying in two separate messages published this week that the global resolutions the document hoped to influence are failing, largely due a lack of commitment from the parties involved.