One Holy See Thing: The Pope Urges All Catholics To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis on Climate Change

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On the fifth anniversary of his historic encyclical “Laudato Si” in which Pope Francis urged Catholics to protect nature and warned of the dangers of failing to address climate change, the Vatican released a guide containing “practical steps” people can take to achieve the goals of the encyclical, including disinvesting from fossil fuel industries, according to Reuters.  The guide, which is entitled “Journeying Towards Care For Our Common Home,” calls on Catholics to “shun companies that are harmful to human or social ecology, such as abortion and armaments, and to the environment, such as fossil fuels” and to engage in “’stringent monitoring’ of extraction industries in areas with fragile ecosystems to prevent air, soil and water contamination.”  Amen to that.

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