Catholic Support for Climate Action


Pope Francis is following in the footsteps of centuries of Catholic tradition. Encyclicals are formal letters issued by a pope to the universal Catholic Church—its bishops and Catholics everywhere—concerning moral, doctrinal, and disciplinary matters. The earliest Encyclicals date back to 1740 and are an important part of the Catholic Social Teaching.


We’ve collected a series of Catholic statements in support of care for creation and climate action. It’s pretty inspiring to see the prophetic, theological support for climate action. From Pope John Paul II to Pope John Paul VI to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to the Irish Catholic Bishop Conference and the US Catholic Bishop Conference, Pope Francis is building on a spiritual tradition calling prophetic action. We invite you to be witness to that call echoed throughout these Catholic statements: