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A pledge for the earth

HONG KONG (SE): The Global Catholic Climate Movement launched a worldwide campaign to recruit one million Catholic people to keep the message of Pope Francis on caring for God’s creation alive two years on from the publication of Praise Be: On care for our common home (Laudato Si').
 
The movement seeks to keep the message of the landmark encyclical at the forefront of Catholic consciousness by promoting the importance of reducing energy use and the need for clean energy in their own communities and countries.
 

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Getting Church out of fossil fuels

MANILA (SE): Father John Leydon, the co-convener of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and its local representative in The Philippines, made an appeal to Church organisations to divest themselves of their investments in the mining and fossil fuel industry.

“These divestments are an important step toward fulfilling the promise and the call of Laudato Si’ (Praise Be: On care for our common home),” Father Leydon said.

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Call to pope for a Synod on Creation

BOSTON (SE): The Global Catholic Climate Movement sent a letter to Pope Francis at the beginning of Lent suggesting that a Synod on Creation would be a constructive move in inviting all people to an ecological conversion.

The movement, which points out that it represents around one million voices from all around the world, thanks the pope for his pastoral concern for all of God’s creation and especially for his leadership in promoting an understanding of it among people.

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