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Religious leaders, and believers in general, can play an important role in calling for bold action in the implementation of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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In This Issue


Climate change hits poor people the hardest

Global warming is already producing destructive effects that disproportionately afflict poor people around the world, threatening their very lives. However, we must also keep in mind that, as the…

Journey towards climate resiliency

Being one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, the Philippines signed the Paris Agreement and has been implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. But the country’s…

The sinking Philippines

Constant flooding happening in major cities, like Davao and Manila, is due to sea level rising above average. The phenomenon intensifies storm surges resulting in more intense typhoons. Coastal areas…

Saying no to war

While in the U.S. Army, the author of this piece realized that he was training to kill people, something that could not match up with his nonviolent principles. He, then, decided to appeal to the…

Reaping what she sowed

Having inherited the enthusiasm for farming from her late father, Cherrie Atilano has the welfare of farmers at heart. Social entrepreneur and recipient of several awards, her enterprise teaches…

Born to be a hero

A peace agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), negotiated by the Catholic Church in 2016, is on the brink of total collapse. In this Central African country, “the worst place to be a…

Return to the origin

Since Saint Peter left Palestine for Rome, no pope had visited the land of Jesus. Popes had dispatched envoys, emissaries and even Crusader armies to it, but it was only Paul VI who decided, 1,900…

Minimalist yet fulfilling lifestyle

Quality of life does not depend on how much material goods one possesses. It depends on understanding what is essential for living and letting go of the “buy-and-buy habit” of consumerism.

Urgency on the climate crisis

Religious leaders, and believers in general, can play an important role in calling for bold action in the implementation of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees…


World Touch


ITALY: Pope honors ‘rebel’ priests

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.

MEXICO: An indigenous candidate for president

An indigenous woman is running for presidential elections in 2018. The voting that has just been held in Mexico among the delegates of the National Congress of Indigenous People (INC), a party which…

INDIA: Ecumenical prayer for peace

At the beginning of each month, a “special ecumenical prayer for peace and harmony among communities, by all of our Churches and friends,” has been proposed by Msgr. Thomas Menamparampil (in photo),…

MONGOLIA: The church celebrates its 25th anniversary

“This year marks a historic step for the Catholic Church in Mongolia and the Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar. In fact, we celebrate a double anniversary: the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic…

PHILIPPINES: 500 Years of evangelization

Preparations to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines (in 1521) are underway throughout the country: “To prepare oneself properly for this important event,…


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