After US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, CRS continues its commitment to the values spelled out in Laudato Si'.
Event to be held at the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 16th.
In June, 2015, Pope Francis issued his highly-anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', bringing the world’s attention to importance of caring for God’s creation, an issue of great importance to Catholic Relief Services. Our president, Carolyn Woo, spoke at the Vatican press conference launching the document. As former dean of the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, Woo spoke on the role of business, asking the question, “What kind of world do we want to leave our children?”
In a meeting yesterday, Pope Francis made clear that the person and the environment are not two separate entities, saying, “Ecology is total, it is human.”
Read the transcript of a conference call with Dr. Carolyn Woo and other CRS staff discussing key messages in the encyclical.
'Ecological Conversion' is part of CRS president & CEO Carolyn Woo's monthly column for Catholic News Service.
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BALTIMORE, MD, June 24, 2015 – In response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', Catholic Relief Services (CRS) released two policy statements which address mitigating the causes of climate change and adapting to its often devastating effects on people around the world –- particularly the world’s poor and vulnerable.
CRS President Dr. Woo presented at the Vatican press conference launching Pope Francis’ encyclical "Laudato Si'".
CRS president Woo will be among those at the Vatican on Thursday speaking at the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si'".
A media kit for journalists and anyone looking for helpful resources on Pope Francis' encyclical, "Praised Be."