Cafod have sent a big thank you to our parish for supporting their climate change campaign ‘One Climate, One World’. They submitted a total of over 40,000 signatures collected in the UK, to 10 Downing Street.
Ahead of The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, over 840,000 signatures were collected from Catholic organisations worldwide and these were presented to the UN on behalf of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, by Cardinal Cláudio Hummes OFM, President of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network. These Catholic signatures were a significant part of a total count of over 1,780,000 inter-faith signatures collected worldwide, something for us to be proud of!
As world leaders gather in Paris, Cardinal Hummes asks us to pray that they will “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (LS 49) and respond to the climate justice demand from faith communities.