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Bishops issue resolution on world's 'unprecedented ecological crisis'


The Bishops of England and Wales, at their plenary meeting in Valladolid, issued the following resolution on Monday:

The Stewardship of God's Creation

In the light of Pope Francis' teaching in Laudato Si and reaffirming our commitment to the principles outlined in our 2002 document "The Call of Creation," the Bishops' Conference recognises that humanity is in an unprecedented ecological crisis. There is a moral duty to act with urgency and enable the faithful to make informed decisions that care for creation and will assist in repairing the damage.

We therefore urge the Church at all levels to continue to develop initiatives that care for our common home, and to identify individuals and groups to be advocates for this journey. To this end, a position paper has been prepared and further development in its themes is now being undertaken with a view to its approval by the summer 2019.


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