Assisi diocese among 40 Catholic groups to divest from fossil fuels

October 3, 2017
By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter

On the eve of the Feast of St. Francis, Assisi is cutting financial ties with fossil fuels.

The Italian diocese encompassing the region Francis of Assisi called home joined more than three dozen Catholic groups in marking the patron saint of ecology’s feast day (Oct. 4) by divesting from fossil fuel companies.