Vatican office invites church on journey to ‘total sustainability’ in next decade

By Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

May 17, 2020

The Vatican's peace and justice office is inviting Catholic communities across the world to join a grassroots movement to gradually work toward “total sustainability” in the coming decade, a path that would include carbon neutrality, simpler lifestyles and divestment from fossil fuels.

The initiative was revealed May 16 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as part of a “special anniversary year” planned for Pope Francis' 2015 social encyclical, “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home.”

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