by Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill
- The Vatican has released “Journeying Towards Care For Our Common Home,” a 225-page encyclical calling on all church bishops to divest from fossil fuels in efforts to slow the climate crisis
- The document also calls on Catholics to drop support for companies that support abortion and armaments
- Pope Francis has also recently called on countries to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement that helps reduce emissions globally
- The Pope also told oil executives that the time to act on protecting the environment is now:
“We do not have the luxury of waiting for others to step forward or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires our decisive action, here and now”
Fossil fuel divestment and the transition to 100% clean energy is critical to ending the climate crisis. To read more stories on divestment efforts, visit our Divestment news page.