Bishops in Climate Call

Catholic bishops from five continents issued a challenge to U.N. delegates who will meet in Paris in December to discuss the international framework on climate change, calling for “a just and legally binding climate agreement” to emerge from the negotiations. The bishops and cardinals issued a 10-point policy proposal “linking climate change to social injustice and the social exclusion of the poorest and most vulnerable of our citizens.” They urged leaders to be courageous and creative but insisted on “enforceable agreements.” Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, signed the appeal on Oct. 26 at the beginning of a joint news conference at the Vatican. The appeal, Cardinal Gracias said, was a response to Pope Francis’ letter on the environment and an expression of “the anxiety of all the people, all the churches all over the world” regarding how, “unless we are careful and prudent, we are heading for disaster.”

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Alex Finta
2 years 11 months ago
It is disgusting to see Catholic cardinals and bishops joining in the lies and hypocrisy of the "climate change" fraud. India will DOUBLE its emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the next few years; China will triple. Other Asian countries are building coal-fired electricity plants as fast as they can. 500 plants are under construction NOW in Asia; a thousand more are on the drawing board (according to Reuters, March, 2015). All these Third World phonies - cardinals and bishops included - are after is the $100 billion annually that Obama and the other idiots promised at Dopenhagen in 2009. So far, $300 million has been provided. Only $99.7 to go. Oh, BTW - did I mention that there has been no global warming for 18+ years? Pope Francis and Cardinal Gracias are ignorant people with no knowledge of, or respect for, the scientific method. Or the truth.

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