December 10, 2014By Matt McGrathBBC News
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year.
The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
Negotiators in Lima are currently trying to advance the outline text of an agreement at UN-led talks.