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Cardinal calls for ‘urgent action’ at Durban climate talks

Catholic World News - November 30, 2011

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has called upon the international community to take “urgent action” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban.

“Our climate is changing,” said the prelate, who serves as president of Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies. “Caritas organizations are responding to increasing unpredictability and extreme weather conditions experienced around the world. This year we saw floods in Central America, South and South East Asia and drought across East Africa.”

“Urgent action is necessary,” he added. “Climate negotiators in Durban must not further delay agreeing to international legislation to curb the threat of climate change and set the world on a path to a more just and sustainable future.”

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Dec. 01, 2011 1:41 AM ET USA

    "Climate justice!" Is there any noun that CAN'T be plopped down in front of "justice" to produce an instant cause?

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Nov. 30, 2011 10:10 PM ET USA

    The almost exclusive focus of today's Church on secular this world issues is symptomatic of a massive loss of faith.

  • Posted by: JP810 - Nov. 30, 2011 6:58 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the Sky is falling, The Sky is falling!!! I guess the salvation of souls is not enough work, nowadays .... Good Lord!

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