Catholic Earthcare Director Jacqui Rémond to meet Pope Francis

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Inspiration, News
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Jacqui Remond to meet PopeMessage from Jacqui Rémond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia 

Dear Friends,

I would like to share some exiting news with you. Next week, in preparation for the coming encyclical, I will be representing Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome at a meeting of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).

As the Australian delegate I have been invited to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. The meeting will take place next Wednesday, the 6th of May, and will involve a small delegation of six GCCM members.

Catholic Earthcare is one of the founding members of the GCCM, an international network of almost 100 Catholic organisations. Sponsorship has enabled some of the founding members to travel to Rome and join Catholic climate leaders from around the world to discuss how Catholics can collaborate globally to protect God’s Creation.

As you know the ecological encyclical, which is scheduled for June/July, is a fantastic opportunity to unite and mobilise the Catholic Community

I would like to invite you to prepare for the encyclical too. Here are a couple of things you can do:

Peace and joy,

Jacqui Rémond

 

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Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.