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In addition to offering prayers, the Catholic Church is stepping into action on behalf of hundreds of residents displaced from a fierce and unpredictable volcanic eruption.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington blessed a newly completed green infrastructure project at a Catholic cemetery May 7, saying it aims to "keep God's creation as beautiful as when he created it."
The Catholic Climate Covenant's campaign aligns with the broader "We Are Still In" coalition that formed after Trump's announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
With widespread concern over corruption and environmental neglect in Ghana, the church has launched a national project to help clean up the country.