Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


Caring for our Common Home

Feb 1, 2017  –  On occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), over 30 leaders from our network gathered in the holy city of Assisi for 4 days of strategic planning and then traveled to Rome to meet Pope Francis. These were the words of gratitude and encouragement from the Holy Father in the public audience.

This inspiring papal message was widely covered by Vatican media, including a spotlight as a top story in the Vatican Radio homepage. Moreover, delegates from GCCM had the opportunity to greet the Holy Father and present him with a gift of ‘climate ribbon prayers’ that had been collected at last year’s World Youth Day in Krakow and the recent Assisi gathering.