Category Archives: Social Policy

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
18 Jun
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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si

Commenting on the publication of  the Pope’s Encyclical letter, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia said: “I welcome Pope Francis wide-ranging instruction, Laudato Si (Praise Be) on the care of God’s creation as a timely and profound response to what is ...

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SCIAF logo
18 Jun
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SCIAF: climate change, poverty, and caring for our environment

Pope Francis’ first encyclical – Laudato Si: On the care for our common home – is the most radical ever written on the environment, but follows in the Church’s long tradition of teaching us to care for God’s creation, says ...

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Gill Dascombe
18 Jun
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Methodist president and vice-president welcome Papal encyclical

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have welcomed the latest Papal encyclical, which focuses on the issue of climate change. The Revd Kenneth Howcroft and Gill Dascombe have issued the following statement in response: “Yesterday we represented the ...

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Christine Allen
18 Jun
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Christian Aid welcomes ‘game-changing’ Papal encyclical

Christian Aid has praised Pope Francis for his call for a radical rethinking of humanity’s relationship with the earth and urged both people of faith in all walks of life, and especially politicians,  to heed his appeal for action to ...

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Patriarch Bartholomew
18 Jun
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Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ climate encyclical: Ecology, Economy and Ecumenism

Bartholomew, 270th Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world. “In a series of seminars organized between 1994 and 1998 on the island of Halki off the coast of Istanbul ...

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Ban Ki-moon
18 Jun
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UN chief hails Papal encyclical spotlighting climate change as critical ‘moral issue’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about ...

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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
18 Jun
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Anglican environmental network chair welcomes Papal climate encyclical

People of faith need to focus on the moral and spiritual elements of the crisis brought about by rapid climate change, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, said today in response to Pope ...

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Photo:Pope Francis
18 Jun
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Pope Francis challenges humanity to fight global warming in historic encyclical

Climate change is a mostly man-made phenomenon worsened by rich countries whose people keep feeding their “self-destructive vices,” Pope Francis says in an unprecedented papal document released today. In the first papal letter dedicated to the environment, a key theme ...

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