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International Congress of the Care of Creation

At World Youth Day in Panama City, young people opened a new chapter in the history of action on climate change.

Youth participants and senior Church leaders came together across several days to craft a manifesto calling for “everyone, ourselves first, to urgently act to protect our planet and the poorest and most vulnerable people.”

Young leaders in Panama

The manifesto was presented to Cardinal Tagle, who is the archbishop of Manila and the president of Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s social service agency. Cardinal Tagle accepted the manifesto on the behalf of the Church.

Read the manifesto.