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  • Church in India marks day of prayer for creation

    Church in India marks day of prayer for creation

    Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo said “tribal Catholics in India have impressed in their hearts that they are God’s people and the children of Mother Earth, a people with its own voice, its own dignity and its own security.” He was one of several Indian bishops who marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – celebrated on September 1.

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  • Pope and Patriarch: A common declaration for a shared world

    Pope and Patriarch: A common declaration for a shared world

    Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, Bartholomew’s theological advisor on environmental issues, says the message comes at a time of global crisis and international instability.

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  • Turkson: Pro-life cause and concern for environment are ‘inseparable’

    Turkson: Pro-life cause and concern for environment are ‘inseparable’

    As Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew release a joint statement on the care of creation, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, the pope’s right-hand man on environmental issues, insists that fighting abortion and fighting climate change are two sides of the same coin – they’re both, he says, about defending and promoting the dignity of human life.

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  • Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

    Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

    Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they’re convinced there’s no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless “the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.”

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  • New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    Inspired by ‘Laudato si’,’ the environmental encyclical by Pope Francis, the Kripa Foundation established a kitchen garden and food forest at its rehabilitation facility in Goa, allowing patients to work the earth as part of their treatment. Father Joe Pereira said through agricultural therapy, a person suffering from addiction learns to see the will of God unfold in creation, and learns a spirituality of Creation.

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  • Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew to issue joint environmental statement

    Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew to issue joint environmental statement

    September 1 is observed in both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year, the leaders of both Churches will issue a joint statement inviting everyone “to take an attitude of respect and responsibility towards creation.”

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