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Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI receives honorary doctorates 41

July 5, 2015 Vatican City CNA– After receiving an honorary doctorate from both the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music, retired pontiff Benedict XVI credited the saintly example of his predecessor for his spiritual and theological achievements. Benedict said he received a “special joy” in receiving the doctorates,…

A "Climate" banner is seen hanging from the U.N. General Assembly building in New York City June 30, a day after the U.N. hosted a high-level event on climate change. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See TURKSON-CLIMATE July 2, 2015.

Helping environment, poverty requires change of heart, cardinal says

July 3, 2015 UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — A Vatican official told a U.N. gathering on climate change that Pope Francis’ new encyclical is calling on all societies to examine how they produce and consume goods and on all the world’s people to realize the role they, too, have in addressing global warming. Cardinal Peter Turkson,…

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