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Vatican Calls on Catholics to Divest from Fossil Fuels

We wish Pope Francis would show as much concern for cleaning-up the financial and sex abuse crisis.

The Vatican is urging Catholics and the private sector to “progressively and without delay” divest from fossil fuel producers and other entities that perpetuate climate change.

The announcement was made Thursday in “Laudato Si,” a Vatican encyclical written by Pope Francis that is something of a best practices manual for church leaders and workers. In it, the pope said that “less harmful alternatives can be used transiently” and called on richer countries to help finance the costs so they don’t “fall disproportionately on the poorest countries.”

“Building safe, accessible, reliable and efficient energy systems based on renewable energy sources would make it possible to respond to the needs of the poorest populations and at the same time limit global warming,” Francis said.

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