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US Catholic Bishops Cling To Fossil Fuels, Defying Pope's Call For Climate Action

Hundreds of Catholic institutions around the globe have announced plans to divest their finances of oil, gas and coal to help fight climate change since Pope Francis published his landmark encyclical on environmental stewardship in 2015 urging a break with fossil fuels. However this is different in the United States, the world's top oil and gas producer and where about a quarter of the population is Catholic, not a single diocese has announced it has let go of its fossil fuel assets.

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  • George Kariuki

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    The US Catholic bishops have a responsibility to take action on climate change.

    • Abraham Jok Atem

      20 w

      The Catholic institutes are putting on a collective role to better our lives and that of our nature

      • Princess

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        This contradicts the Pope's call for climate action.

        • zelda ninga

          20 w

          We don't expect to have division in our church. They should speak the same language of how to tackle climate change.

          • Gorffly mokua

            20 w

            @zelda_ninga_442 Yes! And they should know that climate change has no boundaries!

          • Gorffly mokua

            20 w

            This divide emphasizes the need for inclusive dialogue & a collective effort to align faith-based principles with environmental responsibility for a sustainable future.

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