Vatican calls on Catholics to divest from fossil fuels

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.

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Nina Turner
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