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Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.Screenshot/Vatican News

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican reaffirmed its commitment to the pro-abortionParis Agreement on “climate change” yesterday, holding a conference in conjunction with U.N. officials.

In a meeting held in the Casina Pio IV, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin joined forces with officials from the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, along with Simon Stiell, the executive secretary of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat.

The Vatican made a surprise announcement on July 8, declaring that it had formally joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Climate Agreement, having delivered the required documentation to the United Nations on June 6. 

Both documents entered into force for the Vatican City State on October 4. It was in order to “celebrate this important moment,” wrote the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, that yesterday’s conference was organized.

The event was also to mark the first anniversary of the Vatican’s 2021 “climate change” event, “Faith and science: Towards COP26, which was held in the Apostolic Palace on October 4, 2021.

In its press release, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences wrote that Tuesday’s event was to “relaunch this message of hope and courage in a specific historical moment, like the present one, where the pressures against multilateralism and international dialogue are heightened even while the opportunities offered to humanity for a real ‘ecological conversion’ are actual and present.”

READ: Don’t be fooled by claims of ‘consensus’ on climate change, science is not a popularity contest

Led by Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson – Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences (PAS) and Social Sciences – and the PAS president Joachim von Braun, a number of other high ranking members of the Roman Curia were present, including:

  • Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State
  • Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
  • Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.I., Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development 
  • Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations. 

Leading political figures also took part in the “moment of reflection,” with Stiell being the most notable. He was joined by Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, along with ministers from Egypt, Senegal, Fiji, and Monaco. Egypt is hosting the next “climate change” conference, known as COP 27, next month. Pope Francis has previously sent messages of encouragement to global leaders at COP events, urging them to pursue the “ambitious goals” outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying they “can no longer be deferred.”

Speakers at the Vatican’s conference referred often to Pope Francis 2015 encyclical Laudato Si, reported Vatican News. Parolin echoed many of his fellow cardinals in attendance, employing alarmist language to promote the “climate change” cause.

“The so-called socio-ecological crisis is a propitious moment for our conversion and for decisions that can no longer be postponed,” he said.

Parolin warned against “climate change” being “overshadowed” by other global issues, and called for “new lifestyles, based on development and sustainability, fraternity and cooperation between human beings and the environment.”

The interventions at the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
The conference attendees at the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Credit: Vatican News screenshot

Meanwhile, Stiell thanked the Vatican for its “courageous” act in joining the Paris Agreement, saying that such actions are needed to “implement transformative change and avoid a global catastrophe” that “will change our climate, our world and our lives. For the worse, forever.”

READ: Pope encourages global leaders to fulfill goals of pro-abortion climate change pact

LifeSite’s Dr. Maike Hickson noted how one speaker at yesterday’s conference, Joachim von Braun, has previously highlighted at the Vatican how children could be used to “play critical roles as agents of change in their families and communities” regarding the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Lauded by “climate change” activists as a document which could usher in seismic change to save the world from natural disasters, the Paris Agreement is an international contract purportedly aimed at reducing global average temperatures, but which includes as part of its goals the expansion of abortion and contraception, among other population control measures.

Pro-life and family advocates have continually expressed concern over the climate activism movement, as it is often aligned with pro-abortion and population control advocates and lobby groups. Others say much of climate activism is about garnering government grants and exerting statist power.

As already noted on numerous occasions by LifeSiteNews, the Paris Agreement is indeed pro-abortion and connects to the stated U.N. goal of creating a universal right to abortion in line with Goal #5.6 of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.  

READ: Green energy is five to ten times more expensive than fossil fuels yet gov’ts falsify the data

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***MAJOR UPDATE, November 10, 2022*** LifeSiteNews reported the bombshell statement issued by Archbishop Viganò, declaring that members of the “Bergoglian church” are no longer in union with the Church of Christ.

According to Archbishop Viganò:

the visible church, to which the world gives the name of Catholic Church and of which it considers Bergoglio as Pope, is no longer Church...

This statement was long overdue, and Archbishop Viganò is finally sounding the alarm — Pope Francis is leading the Church into something radically different than the Church established by Christ. Pope Francis cannot continue betraying the faithful by abdicating his duty as Universal Shepherd

The time to redouble our efforts and fervently request that Pope Francis repent and be reconciled with the Church is NOW

SIGN and SHARE. Defend the Church and demand that Pope Francis faithfully uphold the authentic Catholic faith! 

Bishops from across the world have raised concern over Pope Francis' unfaithfulness to the 2,000+ years of Catholic teaching, and the recent statement by  Archbishop Viganò is truly the breaking point into a new era for faithful Catholics.



Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Fr. James Altman, and two dozen more faithful Catholic priests & scholars are publicly calling out Pope Francis for his outrageous, dangerous, and heretical teaching concerning reception of Holy Communion.

Pope Francis stated that "faith" is the only requirement for those who wish to receive Holy Communion in his June 29 Apostolic Letter on the liturgy, Desiderio desideravi. 

This statement is dangerous because:

  • The Council of Trent explicitly anathematized those who make this claim calling it 'heresy'
  • Pope Francis omitted the essential step of repentance for sin to worthily receive the Eucharist.
  • Pope Francis is thereby allowing the faithful to eat and drink condemnation on themselves, should they receive Holy Communion unworthily
  • Pope Francis is supporting moral relativism, eradicating the clear distinction between good and evil
  • Pope Francis is eradicating the need for the Sacrament of Confession
  • Pope Francis is damaging the teaching office of the Church by sowing doubt and division among faithful Catholics

But there is a way to stop Pope Francis' modernist attack and defend the true Catholic teaching on Holy Communion. 

Catholics everywhere must renounce Pope Francis' heresy and uphold the truth: only Baptized Catholics in the state of grace, and therefore free of mortal sin, can receive Holy Communion*.

For those in mortal sin, repentance and absolution must first be sought in the Sacrament of Confession before receiving the Eucharist*.

Pope Francis' statement would mislead many souls, which is why we need your help today to stand with Bishop Strickland, Fr. Altman, Bishop Schneider, and more.


The growing list of faithful Catholics who are standing for the truth and bravely resisting Pope Francis' attempt to dilute the Church's moral authority is only growing. This is great news, but the news can't simply stop with you. 

You must join the growing list of supporters to but a STOP to Pope Francis' heresy.

WATCH: LifeSiteNews' co-CEO and Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen, fully breaks down the growing list of faithful Catholics choosing to resist Pope Francis' attack on the faith.

Stand with these faithful Catholics: Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop André Gracida, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Bishop Robert Mutsaerts, Father Gerald E. Murray, Father James Altman, Father John Lovell, Professor Claudio Pierantoni, Dr. John Lamont, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Professor Anna Silvas, Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor John Rist, Professor Paolo Pasqualucci, Julia Meloni, George Neumayr, and LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen.

*However, if a Catholic is unable to attend Confession but has a grave reason for receiving the Eucharist (such as a priest who may be required to celebrate Mass at a given time but who is unable to go to Confession), such a person must be confident to the best of his ability that he have perfect contrition for any mortal sins that he may have committed before receiving Holy Communion in an exceptional situation.


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The goal to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” includes the following aim: “Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights,” which is phraseology commonly used to refer to abortion and contraception.

The U.N. aims to have achieved the SDGs by 2030.

Archbishop Viganò, the former papal nuncio to the United States, has linked the passion surrounding “climate change” to a desire for increasing governmental control over daily life. Writing in May 2021, Archbishop Viganò noted that green policies would become the successor to COVID mandates: “Even if the pandemic farce does not have the desired effects due to unforeseen events, we already have the next step ready: the climate emergency as the pretext for imposing the ‘ecological transition’ and ‘sustainable development.’”