Climate crisis, COVID-19 demand interfaith action, say religious leaders

By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter
November 6, 2020

As the world looks to solutions to the dual crises of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, its religious traditions have much to offer through their shared commitment to care for the Earth, according to a Vatican official.

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, said the COVID-19 pandemic and the suffering it has wrought stem from a pervasive “spiritual void” and humanity's broken relationships with God, neighbors and the Earth itself, echoing Pope Francis' words in his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home.”

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