Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pope Francis warned on Wednesday that the world is facing a “grave environmental crisis” and spoke of the intersection between social justice and the protection of nature. The pontiff’s comments, made in the Kenyan capital at the start of his first visit to the continent, […]
Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer An hour after Pope Francis spoke to Congress and issued “a call for a courageous and responsible effort […] to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity,” a rally on the National Mall highlighted a “shovel-ready solution” to the […]
Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In a far-reaching speech in Bolivia on Thursday, Pope Francis offered his apologies to, and begged forgiveness from, the native people of the Americas as he acknowledged the brutal treatment they received throughout the so-called “conquest of America.” In a speech that also touched on the […]
Written by Anthony Giancatarino, Jun 19, 2015 On Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis released his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sii (Praised Be). The encyclical, a letter from the Pope that addresses moral and theological issues, drives home the message that we cannot sustain a world rooted in the economy of exclusion and extraction—a world […]
Papal pilgrimage heads to Bethlehem (via AFP) Pope Francis arrives in Bethlehem Sunday to begin the most sensitive part of his three-day Middle East tour aimed at forging regional peace and easing an age-old rift within Christianity. After beginning his trip in Jordan on Saturday with an urgent…
Published on Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Common Dreams – Lauren McCauley, staff writer During his historic trip to Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis made waves after taking a surprise detour to pray at the wall separating Palestine from the state of Israel. The stop at the barrier, also known as the "apartheid wall," was […]
On an upcoming trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is expected to prioritize his visit with Palestinians, including a refugee camp, in a move interpreted by many as a ‘recognition’ of a future Palestinian state.
The Pope is not shy about taking up progressive issues, so it is not surprising that he is taking up fracking and mining.
Joy of the Gospel, attacking capitalism as a form of tyranny and calling on church and political leaders to address the needs of the poor.
Time magazine named Pope Francis its person of the year on Wednesday, hailing the head of the Catholic Church as a new voice of global conscience