Tag: Pope Francis

Light the Way Vigil – Sydney

Join us in Sydney on the 24th of September, as we come together with thousands across the globe to Light the Way to a better future! The evening before global goals for sustainable development are adopted and Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, we will stand united under one sky. From Australia to India, South…
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World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

We are delighted to announce that our new book, The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home, was released on Tuesday August 4. The Francis Effect II is a unique collaboration from three Catholic agencies – Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia. The book was produced in…
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Tess Corkish represents Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome

In late June, Tess Corkish (our Youth Engagement Officer), represented Catholic Earthcare at the Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence and the One Earth, One Human Family Climate March in Rome. Below, she reflects on this once-in-a lifetime experience. As I’ve tried to wrap my head around the incredible experience that I was blessed to attend…
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Catholic Earthcare Director Jacqui Rémond to meet Pope Francis

Message 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…
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Catholic organisations celebrate the Vatican Declaration on Climate Change and warn against attempts to undermine it

Global Catholic Climate Movement Media Release: 28 April, 2015 The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which represents nearly 100 Catholic organisations working on climate justice (including founding member, Catholic Earthcare Australia), celebrated today’s “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” summit  and declaration in the Vatican. The meeting, which had the goal of strengthening the global consensus…
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Anticipation mounts for the Pontiff’s encyclical on ecology

Our Catholic Earthcare team are eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, and the opportunity it will bring to galvanise environmental action – both in the Catholic Church and beyond. The date when the encyclical will be released and its specific content is not yet known. However it is expected that it will be announced in June or…
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Pope Francis and Bishops call for binding global climate agreement

As United Nations leaders gathered at the COP20 climate summit in Peru last week, Pope Francis and Catholic Bishops from around the world called for a global climate agreement and an end to the use of fossil fuels. “We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously”, Pope Francis said a written statement to Manuel…
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