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- 25 March, 2023
Pope reiterates call to ensure fundamental human right to water
Pope Francis has reiterated his urgent call for a renewed international effort to achieve universal access to clean water and sanitation, which the United Nations recognised in 2010 as a fundamental human right. Source: Vatican News.
Missionaries called to prioritise migration, climate change
Catholic missionaries need to prioritise migration and refugee issues, climate change and the coexistence of various cultures in their missionary works, says the head of the Columban missionaries. Source: UCA News.
Climate scientists issue ‘final warning’ on climate change
The world’s climate scientists have issued what one expert said is a “final warning” before global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius. Source: ABC News.
Bishops Conference’s spirituality day explores ‘integral ecology of the heart’
Staff from its General Secretariat have extended the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s commitment to its Laudato Si’ Action Plan with a spirituality day focused on “An Integral Ecology of the Heart”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
People of faith gather for fossil fuel Divestment Week of Action
A multi-faith prayer service was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, on Thursday as part of a worldwide fossil fuel Divestment Week of Action, initiated by the global Catholic Laudato Si’ Movement. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Pacific nations struggling with climate change must be compensated
Increasingly frequent and severe weather events are leaving Pacific Island nations struggling to rebuild but accessing funds to adapt to climate change is a challenge, writes Tongan Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi. Source: Eureka Street.
Oceans are God’s gift for all generations: Pope
Pope Francis has called on governments across the globe to protect the oceans for the benefit of future generations. Source: Vatican News.
Bank accounts for 10,000 seedlings in Kenya
A Catholic diocese has teamed up with the largest bank in East Africa to restore degraded forests in Kenya. Source: NCR Online.
Sisters’ decision to hand over conservation area ‘a positive outcome all round’
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are withdrawing from the stewardship of their Wivenhoe landholding at Cobbitty in New South Wales, which the Sisters have owned since 1910. Source: The Good Oil.