Catholic groups call for focus on poor in climate change debate

September 1, 2009

New York - Caritas Internationalis and an alliance of Catholic development agencies called on world governments on Tuesday to give top priority to the debate on climate change, with a focus on the poor. The two groups will send a high-ranking delegation to be headed by Britain’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien to the climate change summit at UN headquarters in New York on September 22, Caritas said in a press release.