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Catholic, Orthodox & Atheist to Present Pope’s Encyclical

Last edited 23rd June 2015

A Catholic, an Orthodox Christian and an atheist are to present the encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis has said. The Pope, speaking during an audience with priests in Rome, said the line-up would reflect the fact that “we need unity to protect creation”. The Pope’s encyclical on the environment, entitled Laudato Si, on the care of our common home, will be presented at a press conference in the Vatican’s synod hall on Thursday.

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Caring for Creation is a Duty for All, Pope says Ahead of Encyclical Launch

Last edited 14th June 2015

Pope Francis said Sunday that his coming encyclical on the care of creation is not just for some, but is addressed to all, and serves as an invitation to pay more attention to environmental destruction and recovery.

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Catholicism and the Challenge of Ecology

Last edited 2nd June 2015

Ahead of the publication of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, experts reflect on the history and significance of the church's role in promoting the stewardship of creation in this documentary by Catholic News Service.

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Pope's Environmental Encyclical: Praised Be You

Last edited 31st May 2015

Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication. Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House, reportedly announced the encyclical’s title during the delivery of the Cardinal Michele Giordano prize Saturday afternoon, May 30, in Naples.

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US Tornadoes: This Wreckage Used To Be a Home

Last edited 17th May 2015

As storms ripped across the middle of the United States, destroying homes and businesses, a tornado warning gave one set of high school students a night to remember.

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Vatican Officially Recognises Palestinian State

Last edited 18th May 2015

Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday May 16th. The news of the visit comes on the same day the Vatican officially recognised Palestine as a state. It's part of a bilateral treaty that has yet to be signed, but it does refer to Palestine as a state instead of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

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Nepal Rocked by 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Mount Everest

Last edited 18th May 2015

Nepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, causing widespread panic and casualties just over two weeks after a devastating one killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

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Earthquake Orphans: What Nepal Can Learn from Haiti

Last edited 7th May 2015

In the wake of the Nepal earthquake it’s important people don’t rush in to “rescue” kids who might not in fact be orphaned. AAP Following the earthquake in 2010, Westerners flocked to Haiti to “rescue” orphaned and lost children. The “rescue” included the evacuation of children by plane for inter-country adoption and an increase in the number of children placed in orphanages in the following months. The problem that has since emerged is that many of the “orphans” placed in orphanages and sent for adoption were not orphaned at all.

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I’m Flying ‘Home’ to Australia. Meanwhile Kumar Treks 70km to his Devastated Village…

Last edited 6th May 2015

This is the last time I stood with Kumar Gurung. It’s been five days since we had this photo together, and I haven’t heard from him in the last four.

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Week After Quake, Aid Reaches Remote Areas of Nepal

Last edited 5th May 2015

Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal a week after the Himalayan nation was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake April 25.

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