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[OPINION] Laudato Si', 5 years later

May 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Laudato Si' has become one of the most influential social encyclicals that has been released by a pope

[OPINION] A change of heart: Living the Laudato Si way

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'

Cardinal Tagle on Earth Day: Protect nature from 'acts of greed'

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Advocates sign the Laudato Si manifesto a guide to ecological action inspired by Pope Francis historic encyclical on climate change

CLIMATE AGREEMENT. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal stresses the importance of Earth Day 2017, noting that it coincides with historic Paris climate agreement's entry into force for the Philippines

DENR's Lopez: 'I won't allow people to suffer'

Jul 01, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she wants to work with the business sector and society but she also warns against selfish interests

TRANSITION. Former Environment Secretary Ramon Paje hands the flag of the department to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Leonardo DiCaprio bonds with Pope over protecting planet

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Blue eyed DiCaprio is spotted listening earnestly as the Argentine pontiff explains he is presenting the actor with a copy of his hard hitting thesis on climate change Laudato Si

THE POPE AND LEO. The handout picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano shows Pope Francis and US actor Leonardo Di Caprio during a private audience at the Vatican, January 28 2016. Photo by Osservatore Romano/EPA

Deacon fights 'throwaway culture' in hometown

Dec 31, 2015 - 12:39 PM

They ve become wasteful Reverend Angelo Lopez of Pangasinan says as he preaches love for the environment

ENVIRONMENTALIST. Lopez' advocacy stems from his days in the seminary when he began a tree planting project, which he plans to continue in his community after ordination. Photo by Bea Orante

Archbishop Villegas: 'Let's act against further global warming'

Nov 22, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Bishops join Catholic youth groups and young environmentalists in the NowPH Not On Our Watch Philippines climate action campaign

Cardinal Tagle: Rest, don’t worship your work

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Saying people have become ‘too pragmatic ’ Cardinal Tagle asks his flock ‘Do you have time as they say to smell the roses?’

'REST, CONTEMPLATE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges his flock in a homily on September 1, 2015, to rest and contemplate the world's beauty. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

A prayer for climate

Sep 01, 2015 - 11:56 AM

With Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si how prepared are we the Philippines the largest Catholic country in Asia to take on the challenge the pontiff has given to us?

‘Pope has no political agenda’ – Manila Archbishop

Aug 13, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Hindi tatakbo sa United Nations si Pope Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says explaining that Francis has no political agenda for writing Laudato Si

INTERDISCIPLINARITY. Personalities from academe, business, government, church and civil society were brought together in a forum on Laudato Si, the latest papal encyclical focusing on climate change. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Kahayag Forum on August 21

Aug 12, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Press Release: Forum on Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si to be held in Cebu City

As the Earth heats up, so do we

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Maybe we have pushed the Earth beyond its ability to self recuperate? We are near a state of emergency now and the patient is the planet

Pope takes message to defend poor, environment to Bolivia

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:08 AM

In Bolivia the poorest country in South America the first Latin American pope is expected to speak again about his new passion – his defense of Mother Earth

GOODBYE ECUADOR. Pope Francis waves goodbye at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Tababela, Quito, Ecuador, on July 8, 2015. Robert Puglla/EPA

Pope urges dialogue, launches environmental SOS in Ecuador

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The pope recalling his encyclical last month which appealed for quick action against climate change calls for the Earth to be left a better place for future generations

VIVA IL PAPA! Pope Francis (C, back) is welcomed by the crowd as he arrives at the Church and Convent of St. Francis (Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco) to meet representatives of the Ecuadorian civil society, in Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015. Robert Puglla/EPA

IN QUOTES: What Pope Francis says about climate change

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Pope in his latest encyclical calls for a change in lifestyle and appeals to nations and corporations to prioritize the global common good

What Pope Francis says on designing livable cities

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:30 PM

In his environmental encyclical the Argentine pontiff also talks about traffic housing and putting quality of life first when designing urban centers

Pope Francis (C, back) arrives to lead the Canonization Mass of Joseph Vaz at Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 January 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA

#AnimatED: Pope Francis’ global diplomacy for ‘sister Earth’

Jun 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The pontiff intends to influence governments preparing for the UN climate change summit in December

Tagle on Pope's encyclical: Review policies, lifestyles

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges even non Christians to study Laudato Si a historic papal letter warning against climate change

CLOSE TO THE POPE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right), president of the Catholic Biblical Federation, addresses Pope Francis (left) during the pontiff's private audience with the CBF on June 19, 2015. Photo by Osservatore Romano/Handout/EPA

The Pope's encyclical and Filipinos' needs

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:00 AM

One cannot expect the poor to be concerned about their carbon footprint when they’re unsure if they have food to eat

NOT THE PRIORITY. With the myriad of concerns a Filipino must face everyday, saving the environment becomes the least of Juan dela Cruz's priorities. Graphics by Mara Mercado

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Jun 19, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Pope cites Filipino bishops in historic encyclical

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

In Laudato Si a global plea for action to prevent climate change from destroying the planet Pope Francis lifts from a pastoral letter published by the CBCP in January 1988

Pope Francis, wearing a plastic raincoat, waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

FAQs: What's an encyclical?

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler presents 7 frequently asked questions as the Vatican launches Pope Francis encyclical on ecology Laudato Si

PAPAL LETTER. A journalist reads Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate' (Charity in Truth) during a Vatican news conference for the release of the document on July 7, 2009. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

In landmark document, Pope urges world to stop climate change destruction

Jun 18, 2015 - 12:18 PM

UPDATED In a radically worded letter addressed to every person on the planet the leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics blames human greed for the critical situation Our Sister mother Earth now finds itself in

OUT IN THE SQUARE. Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on June 17, 2015 at the Vatican. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Q & A: Pope's green thesis: a global game-changer?

Jun 18, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Will the encyclical Laudato Si Be Praised have any impact on the global climate change debate?

IN DEEP THOUGHT. Pope Francis delivers a speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Vatican, June 17, 2015. Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Pope to warn global warming is killing the planet

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Pope Francis will warn this week that global warning threatens the future of the planet and say there is both an urgent need and moral imperative to reduce fossil fuel consumption

HIS HOLINESS. Pope Francis is silhouetted during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on June 10, 2015 at the Vatican. Photo by Filippo Monteforte / AFP