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What To Do? The Pope's Practical Tips for Helping the Environment

Last edited 19th June 2015

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals - believers and people of good will -- should see, think, feel and act.

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Cardinal Turkson on Ecology Encyclical: It's a Call to Dialogue on All Levels

Last edited 18th June 2015

Experts in theology, science, and business gathered at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall to discuss the "Laudato Si" encyclical. They addressed the controversy that has come with its release, and also discussed some of the letter's main themes from different perspectives. One of the world's leading climate scientists gave a detailed explanation of the history and effects of climate change. But he said it was more than a scientific issue.

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Press Conference Launches Laudato Si' at the Vatican

Last edited 18th June 2015

Pope Francis' long-awaited encyclical on ecology Laudato Si' was unveiled at a news conference June 18 at the Vatican. In this video, Catholic News Service interviews some of the news conference attendees, and reflects on the encyclical's call for asceticism and reform.

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Laudato Si' - Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis on the Environment

Last edited 24th June 2015

Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.

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The Poem from Saint Francis that Inspired the Ecology Encyclical, “Laudato Si”

Last edited 17th June 2015

"That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?" A name isn't the only thing that Pope Francis took from the famous saint. The title of his upcoming encyclical on ecology translates to "Be praised," words from Saint Francis of Assisi's famous poem "Canticle of the Creatures."

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Race Against Time for Nepal's Quake Victims

Last edited 15th June 2015

Caritas Australia and partner agencies are in a race against time in Nepal to provide urgently-needed relief supplies to survivors of the nation's two deadly earthquakes as the monsoon rains begin, creating even more misery for the grief stricken nation. Last week a massive landslide wiped out six villages and killed 47 people with dozens more still missing. Rescue efforts for those in the remote mountainous region are being hampered by continuous rain and flashing flooding.

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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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