Category Archives: Laudato Si

Pope declares care of creation the eighth Work of Mercy

Pope Francis has said that the seven corporal and spiritual works of mercy can now include an eighth work of ‘care for our common home’: as a spiritual work, gratefully contemplating God’s world, and as a corporal work, performing daily … Continue reading

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His critics are wrong: Francis is one of the great pro-life popes

[Christopher White] Perhaps the doubts about Pope Francis’s pro-life credentials began in September 2013, when he gave the now infamous interview with the Rome-based Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica less than six months after being elected Pope. In a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Pope Francis welcomes the climate change deal he called and prayed for

[Austen Ivereigh] In his Angelus address yesterday at the Vatican, Pope Francis commended world leaders for the historic eleventh-hour deal in Paris over the weekend that commits them to reduce global warming to less than 2 per cent, with a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis unleashes a year-long ‘revolution of tenderness’

[Austen Ivereigh] With five pushes at the heavy Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis yesterday inaugurated a year-long drive to rediscover God’s mercy as the Church’s primary offer to humanity, which is key to his strategy for making the … Continue reading

Posted in Jubilee of Mercy, Laudato Si, mercy

Pope on flight warns world is ‘on the verge of suicide’ without climate deal

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis yesterday warned that the choice facing the world on climate change was stark, but that he was confident that the United Nations meeting of nations in Paris known as COP21 has the will to take decisive … Continue reading

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Francis warns of ‘catastrophe’ if world leaders in Paris fail to act on climate change

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis today warned leaders gathering on Monday in Paris to agree carbon emission reductions not put their own interests before those of the globe and not to manipulate information or assuage their consciences with fine words. “It would … Continue reading

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Our Laudato Si’ appeal: five things we’ve learned so far

[Daniel Hitchens] Back in July, we asked for suggestions about putting the teachings of Laudato Si’ into practice. We’re still looking for responses, so please keep sending them in; here are a few things which have already emerged. Catholics are … Continue reading

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