VATICAN CITY (RNS) Among the 10 U.S. mayors to sign the declaration: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Until now, Cardinal George Pell had remained quiet on the contents of the encyclical, despite gaining a reputation in Australia as a climate change denier.
(RNS) A quick glance at the pope’s 2015 foreign travel agenda — 11 countries across five continents — and the size of the pontiff’s carbon footprint starts to look quite large. But some say the travel is vital to spread his message on climate change.
QUITO (Reuters) “The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, and however much someone may parade his property, it has a social mortgage,” Pope Francis told a group of civic leaders in Quito, Ecuador.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican is planning meetings with the world’s major bishops’ conferences, likely after October, to ensure they are successfully acting on the pope’s wishes.
(RNS) Catholic Democrats and Republicans are miles apart on the cause and the urgency of global warming. Can the popular pope’s urgently written encyclical bridge the gap?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We must begin with our daily lives if we want to change lifestyles, aware that our small gestures can guarantee sustainability and the future of the human family,” said Francis.
(RNS) Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto this week held its sixth annual Blessing of the Bikes — a type of local event that has become more common as a growing number of churches consider the idea that protecting the environment is not just a scientific or political debate, but a spiritual one.
BARCELONA (Reuters) A “People’s Pilgrimage” to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.