Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation.

  Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Ocean Conference to halt ocean degradation. Elsie Gabriel The UN Oceans Conference opened with the announcement that the United States would exit the Paris Agreement and closed with reaffirmations from the rest of the world to press ahead with their climate plans and a historic Call To Action on conserving marines systems for sustainable development. But climate and ocean are inextricably linked. Can climate change and the ocean crisis be addressed without the world’s largest economy? Leaders from small islands, places most vulnerable to climate…continue reading →

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.   Elsie Gabriel   The Vatican announced the appointment of two new auxiliary Bishops in December 2016, Fr Allwyn D'Silva and Fr. Barthol Barretto, for the archdiocese of Bombay. Fr Allwyn, 69, is serving as parish priest of St. John the Baptist Church, Thane. Actively involved in environmental concerns, he is also secretary of the Climate Change Desk of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Allwyn D’Silva, of the Clergy of Bombay, who was…continue reading →