Earth Day is celebrated yearly, the day after the spring equinox. It is the biggest environmental manifestation of the planet, promoted by the United Nations to encourage the protection of the Earth. The idea of creating an “Earth Day” was discussed for the first time in 1962, and finally took form in 1969, following the environmental disaster caused by the seepage of oil from a well in the open sea of Santa Barbara, California. In the last editions, the Day involved up to a billion people in 192 countries in the world, and became a planetary, educational and informative event on themes of pollution, desertification, destruction of the ecosystems, and the depletion of nonrenewable resources. But also included is individual responsibility towards sustainable consumption, as inspired by the idea of the “Common home” of mankind.
“You who have gone through so many seasons are the living testimony of constancy in adversity, but also of the gift of prophecy that reminds the young generations that the care and protection of the ones who preceded them are gratifying and appreciated by God, and that they cry out to God when they are […][more]
The Holy See diffused a new message, with the invitation to “proceed with confidence, courage and foresight, with the dialogue long pursued” with the People’s Republic of China, “in order to grow in authentic friendship.” The recent agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China, signed a few days ago in Beijing– […][more]
The next international itinerary of Pope Francis’s apostolic journeys will be in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which will take place from 22 to 25 September, on the occasion of the centennial celebrations of the first declaration of independence of the three Baltic states of Russia. Among the most important events will be the prayer at […][more]