With Palm Sunday, we Catholics have begun the most important week of the year, Holy Week. Celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis called on the faithful to “allow themselves to be surprised by Jesus in order to live again.”
A letter has been prepared to ask the Brazilian government to urgently generate more actions to protect and preserve the Amazon and especially the indigenous peoples who live there or who depend on the ecosystem services that the rainforest offers them.
The document “Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced Persons”, by the Migrants and Refugees Section, Sector of Integral Ecology Sector of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, was presented at the Holy See Press Office.
Playing God, with this pretension of substituting an irreplaceable and irretrievable beauty with another created by us (cf. LS 34) is a perverse way of wanting to supplant God with harmful consequences for all forms of life that share this planet.
In an effort to promote ecological conversion and spread the message of Laudato Si’ in the Church, the Global Catholic Climate Movement has collaborated closely with the Office of Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Order of Friars Minor General Curia, successfully carrying out several campaigns in recent years.
A priest in Kenya is up in arms against the race to save the country’s only remnant of the rainforest that stretched all across central Africa to the Indian Ocean. This forest, the Kakamega rain forest is at the verge of destruction from the community who depend on it as a source of fuel wood, charcoal and the construction industry. Also the forest is under threat from illegal industrial logging and suspicious forest fires. The forest is a home to hundreds of animals and plant species, and is a source of so many rivers in the Western parts of the country.