Italian archdiocese, five religious orders to divest from fossil fuels

May 10, 2017  
By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service

Washington - Nine Catholic organizations, including five religious orders and an archdiocese in Italy, plan to divest from fossil fuel corporations in an action timed to send a message to the upcoming G7 summit.

Representatives of the groups said May 10 that they were inspired to act by Pope Francis’ two-year-old encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”