Media Center CRS Staff Provide Insight Into Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’

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On June 18, Catholic Relief Services President & CEO Carolyn Y. Woo was invited to join an esteemed panel in Rome as Pope Francis introduced his highly anticipated encyclical, “Laudato Si'”. After the ceremony at the Vatican, Dr. Woo hosted a conference call discussing key messages in the encyclical and the Pope’s urgent call to action. She was joined on the call by Bill O’Keefe, CRS vice president for Government Relations and Advocacy; and Shaun Ferris, CRS senior advisor, Agriculture and Environment, who provided insights about CRS programming that helps communities overseas adapt to climate conditions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

We invite you to read a transcript of the conference call.

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Jim Stipe

Digital and Social Media Manager

Jim Stipe
August 21, 2015

Based in Baltimore, MD

As the digital and social media manager, Jim oversees Catholic Relief Services’ social media channels, shoots photos and video, and uses digital and visual tools for creative storytelling. He also manages the CRS Newswire, which provides a range of information related to poverty and development....More