Caring for creation is a duty for all, Pope says ahead of encyclical launch

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2015 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 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. In his comments to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his June 14 Angelus address, Pope Francis noted how his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation, “Laudato Si: On the Care of the Common … [Read more...]

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Caring for creation is a duty for all, Pope says ahead of encyclical launch

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2015 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 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. In his comments to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his June 14 Angelus address, Pope Francis noted how his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation, “Laudato Si: On the Care of the Common … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Judges should protect human dignity, not violate it

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2015 / 10:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis spoke to members of an Italian judiciary council about their responsibility to protect man's dignity, and said a culture rooted in Christian values is necessary for keeping crimes and corruption at bay.“Globalization itself,” the pontiff said, “carries with it aspects of possible confusion and disorientation, such as when it becomes a vehicle for introducing customs, ideas, even standards, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Judges should protect human dignity, not violate it

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2015 / 09:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis spoke to members of an Italian judiciary council about their responsibility to protect man's dignity, and said a culture rooted in Christian values is necessary for keeping crimes and corruption at bay.“Globalization itself,” the pontiff said, “carries with it aspects of possible confusion and disorientation, such as when it becomes a vehicle for introducing customs, ideas, even standards, … [Read more...]

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Stewardship for God’s creation: the Christian landscape behind Pope Francis’ new encyclical

Vatican City, Jun 12, 2015 / 04:16 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will draw from decades of Catholic social thought on God’s creation in light of new perspectives on environmental problems, a prominent magazine has said ahead of the encyclical’s release. “Believers have an additional reason to be good stewards of the gift of creation, because they know that it is a gift from God,” the Rome-based magazine La Civilta Cattolica said in an … [Read more...]

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Pope confirms plans to visit Central African Republic, Uganda in November

Vatican City, Jun 12, 2015 / 11:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said today that he is planning to travel to Africa in November, specifically to the Central African Republic, Uganda, and possibly Kenya. During a meeting with hundreds of priests from around the world participating in the Third World Priests Retreat in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope responded to the question from an African priest asking when he planned to come to Africa. “God willing, I will be in … [Read more...]

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Airport evangelization: Pope talks mercy, migrants, ministry in the air

Vatican City, Jun 12, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told a group of airport chaplains that their call is to be a sign of unity and mercy for the many different faces and cultures that come through airports, including undocumented migrants and asylum seekers. “The airport is a place of encounter for many people who travel, for work, for tourism, for other reasons; they are also points of transit for migrants and refugees, children and elderly, who need special care and … [Read more...]

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