Catholics Fast for Lent in Support of Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action
February 18, 2015 By Cole Mellino EcoWatch
Today marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent for Catholics. The 40-day period leading up to Easter is a time when Catholics fast, and many try to give up something as a way to deepen their faith. This Lenten season, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which formed in January, officially announced today the Lenten Fast for Climate Justice.