- Nov 28, 2020
Lamenting the “shopping list of human hatred,” Myanmar’s cardinal has called for religious leaders to “light a candle of hope” by insisting that not only is peace possible, it is “the only way.”
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without the voices of those affected by the exploitation of the earth’s resources, especially the poor, migrants, indigenous people and young men and women, Pope Francis told participants at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.
The day after Ash Wednesday was hectic in Rome, with Bishop Robert Barron receiving an honorary doctorate, the Vatican hosting an interfaith summit on the UN sustainable development goals, Cardinal Robert Sarah promoting silence, and the run-up to the Synod on the Amazon gathering steam.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, calling for a renewed emphasis by all governments on the importance of protecting populations from “genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”
Jesuit Father Michael Czerny – handpicked by Pope Francis to be Undersecretary of the Section for Migrants and Refugees at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development – told a conference at the UN, migrants are seeking the “minimal conditions” of human dignity and integral and sustainable development.
A new electric car has been given to Pope Francis, as part of a conference on ‘Laudato Si’ taking place in the Vatican. The Vatican, car manufacturer Opel, and Italian energy firm Enel pledged to work together on a sustainable mobility program for the Vatican City State.