The long-term survival of Lebanon's cedar forests is in doubt, as rising temperatures due to climate change threaten to wipe out biodiversity and scar one of the country's most iconic heritage sites for its Christians.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, will deliver Pope Francis' speech to the U.N. climate conference, COP28, and will help inaugurate a faith pavilion after the pope canceled his trip due to health concerns.
The U.S. bishops added their voice to calls for the U.N. climate summit to usher in a decisive transition toward clean energy, describing decarbonization as "the preeminent environmental challenge faced by all nations."
A U.N. climate summit facing the daunting task to put countries back on track to prevent catastrophic global warming will take place without Pope Francis. Catholics heading to COP28 vowed his message would still be heard.
Proclamation of the Gospel must speak with hope to the problems of the poor and to the need to protect the Earth, Pope Francis wrote to a conference marking the 10th anniversary of his exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.
The Navajo tell a story of how Turkey saved the People at the ending of one world and beginning of the next. Americans today can learn from this story. It might even change the way we understand Thanksgiving.