Sunday, December 14, 2014

Catholic Bishops’ statement in Lima on the road to Paris (And other interesting reading)

On Wednesday, December  10 while the UN discussed reducing emissions and adapting to climate change at this year’s COP20 negotiations in Lima, Peru, a group of Catholic bishops issued a statement calling for world governments to “put an end to the fossil fuel era.” Planet Experts Report
Monsignor Salvador Piñeiro García-Calderón, Archbishop of Ayacucho, and president of the Peruvian Bishops' Conference, said: "We bishops from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe have engaged in intense dialogue on the issue of climate change, because we can see it's the poorest people who are impacted the most, despite the fact they've contributed the least to causing it.BBC News
The statement came Wednesday from nine bishops from four continents and five countries, primarily from the Global South, with five from host country Peru. That included Archbishop Salvador Piñeiro García-Calderón of Ayacucho, president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference.NCR Online
Read the full statement here 
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