Category Archives: human ecology

Cardinal Pell backs Laudato Si’ (but you may not guess it from the headlines)

[Austen Ivereigh] Because financial reports are not, generally, newsworthy, it was inevitable that Cardinal George Pell’s brief remarks on Pope Francis’s ecology encyclical last week in an interview on Vatican finances should have dominated headlines, many of which are claiming … Continue reading

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Francis in Ecuador gives key lessons on mission, unity and ecology

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis’s second and final day in Ecuador offered a chance to outline a new future for Latin America and a better world order as he linked mission to unity and called for a new awareness of the planet … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Family Synod, Part III: ‘The Gospel of the Family’

[The third in a series by Elizabeth Howard considering the questions that have been put to the world’s bishops’ conferences in the run-up to the Synod of Bishops in October. The previous posts are here and here.] Part II of the discussion document or Lineamenta is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis address to European Parliament at Strasbourg

Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this institution which is fundamental to the life of the European Union, … Continue reading

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In full: Lord Sacks speech that brought Vatican conference to its feet

[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome] Among many speeches yesterday following Pope Francis’s address to the Humanum colloquium on complementarity, that of Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the standout, bringing the audience of 300 in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to Humanum conference: family crisis is ‘ecological’

[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome] The breakdown of marriage and family under the weight of a “culture of the provisional” has led to an “ecological” crisis in society, Pope Francis today told participants in an international Vatican conference this morning. He … Continue reading

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