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Pope Francis plants an olive tree  with Shimon Peres in in Jerusalem in 2014 (CNS)

Holy Father makes proposal in message on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Volunteers at the Black Country Food Bank in Halesowen prepare food parcels (PA)

People will be poorer, food will be more expensive and jobs will be lost if we leave the EU

The homepage of the new website

The website has been launched by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

'The government wants to build thousands of new houses in the Green Belt' (PA)

I do not want to see the Green Belt turned into a concrete jungle, but restrictive planning laws and environmentally-friendly policies come at a price

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke at the event organised by environmental organisations including the Focolare Movement of Rome

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor at the Oscars on Sunday (AP)

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

A lamb sits around the neck of Pope Francis as he visits a Nativity scene last year (CNS)

Previous winners of the animal welfare charity’s award include Morrissey, Tony Benn and Ricky Gervais

Nuns join climate justice activists at a plaza in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, a day ahead of the start of the U.N. climate change conference, known as the COP21 summit (CNS photo/Simone Orendain)

Lay faithful, priests and religious join marches around the world

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

We need a revolution in ecology, says Cardinal Rodriguez

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumba sings the appeal (CNS)

The bishops have called for ‘courageous and imaginative political leadership’ ahead of UN conference