October 1, 2021
One year on from the signing of Fratelli Tutti, Francis Stewart from our Theology team reflects on its Franciscan inspiration. As well as its vision for navigating the tensions and conflicts that will come with the challenges of today’s world.
The Season of Creation culminates on 4 October, with the feast of St Francis of Assisi. It is no coincidence that a year ago Pope Francis signed Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship in Assisi, standing by the relics of St Francis, patron of ecology.
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June 8, 2021
Over 50 schools have already taken action on the climate crisis as part of CAFOD’s Eyes of the world campaign letting world leaders know that tackling climate change is essential.
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May 21, 2021
This Laudato Si’ week, Francis Stewart from our Theology team reflects on the importance of water in our lives, and the need to find shared solutions to common problems.
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May 13, 2021
This year has been challenging for everyone. Again and again we have seen children and young people rise to the challenge. They have continued to look out for our global neighbours by joining our national assemblies, taking part in Walk for Water and writing messages to human rights defenders.
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April 16, 2021
CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, considers how Pope Francis’ latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti can inspire us all to be a force for change this year and help to build a fairer world.
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August 18, 2020
One thing is for sure: we’ll each remember the spring and summer of 2020. But in a way we could not have imagined, writes CAFOD’s Helen Moseley, it has also given us a glimpse of a more hopeful future.
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May 15, 2020
Five years on from its publication – writes CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones – Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical still challenges us to think again, to think differently, and to renew our commitment to bring about positive change.
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October 17, 2019
Bishop David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea works in Peru’s Amazon and is one of the two Secretaries attending the Amazon Synod. As the Synod takes place, Bishop David tells us about the importance of bringing the Amazon and its peoples into the heart of the Church.
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September 27, 2019
Ahead of World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 29 September, CAFOD volunteer Sarah George writes about communities who have been forced to leave their homes due to climate-related disasters – and how Pope Francis calls us to act.
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May 27, 2019
Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the climate emergency facing the Earth, our common home, its impact on the lives of those who are poorest, and how Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ offers hope and inspiration for action.
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