Posts in Environment
Meet the Vatican’s revamped press office and the challenges it faces

(NEWS ANALYSIS) The Vatican press office may be second only to the White House communications department when it comes to ranking the world’s busiest public relations operation. The upcoming Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region will be their first real test.

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How churches are saving forests in Ethiopia

We spoke with award-winning photographer Kieran Dodds about his project capturing the gardens of Eden cultivated by Ethiopian churches. The conservation is an act of worship to save their forests and provide an oasis for their congregations. Listen to the full podcast or read the edited transcript here.

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'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro beholden to Catholic-Evangelical alliance

(NEWS ANALYSIS) Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro — dubbed by some political commentators as the “Trump of the Tropics” — has been dogged by controversy and scandal. The result? That Christian coalition of supporters, a U.S.-style religious right, could very well abandon Bolsonaro if he ultimately fails to deliver.

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Pounding Pell in the press: The Cardinal takes a hit from the Gray Lady

(COMMENTARY) The “trial of the century” of Cardinal George Pell - the Vatican’s “number 3” man and head of its finances - on sexual abuse charges has been passed by a Melbourne Magistrate to the Victoria County Court for adjudication. Magistrate Belinda Wallington found sufficient evidence to justify a trial for the 76-year old former archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, who has been placed on leave by Pope Francis to respond to the charges.

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Cuestionan cobertura periodística de terremoto en Chile

SANTIAGO DE CHILE - “¿Cómo se siente?” Esta simple pregunta formulada por decenas de periodistas a las víctimas del terremoto que afectó la zona centro y sur de Chile el 27 de febrero pasado, uno de los más grandes de la historia contemporánea, fue cuestionada por el Consejo de Etica de los Medios de Comunicación de Chile en un informe publicado recientemente que analizó la cobertura periodística de la catástrofe.

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El Chile bajo el tsunami

Santiago de Chile -- Este martes 2 de marzo la Secretaria de Estado norteamericana, Hillary Clinton, llegó a Chile con un avión cargado de medicinas, un hospital de campaña, alimentos de primera necesidad y profesionales que colaboren con las urgencias médicas que generó el devastador terremoto y posterior tsunami que asoló al país la madrugada del 27 de febrero. Pero también llegó con 25 teléfonos satelitales que servirán para agilizar la coordinación con las zonas del país que siguen desconectadas: sin agua, sin energía eléctrica, sin nada.

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