The COP26 conference is currently being organized by the United Nations with the intention of gathering world leaders in Glasgow to discuss the impact of climate change and take the necessary decisions to mitigate the problem.

But why should Catholics care about all this?

During a meeting which was held at the Vatican in the beginning of October, Pope Francis, together with nearly 40 other religious leaders, declared that: “Future generations will never forgive us if we miss the opportunity to protect our common home. We have inherited a garden: we must not leave a desert to our children. Scientists have warned us that there might be only one decade left to restore the planet.

We plead with the international community, gathered at COP26, to take speedy, responsible and shared action to safeguard, restore and heal our wounded humanity and the home entrusted to our stewardship. We appeal to everyone to join us on this common journey.” (Faith and Science: towards COP26)

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