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Vatican basilica will be darkened for 'Earth Hour' on Saturday

March 18, 2016

St. Peter's basilica were be darkened for an hour on March 19, as the Vatican observes the "Earth Hour" organized by the World Wildlife Fund.

The lights on the dome and facade of the Vatican basilica will be turned off from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday evening. A statement from the Vatican press office said that the gesture is designed to encourage "the common will to offer the world a sustainable future and to rise to the challenge of climate change, showing that together it is possible to make a difference." 

 
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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Mar. 20, 2016 2:48 PM ET USA

    "Poppycock" is too mild a term to use for these population controllers. Our pope has been sucked in by this false so-called "science."

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Mar. 19, 2016 12:50 PM ET USA

    The Vatican Basilica will be darkened for an hour, but the minds of the perpetrators may well stay darkened forever!

  • Posted by: space15796 - Mar. 19, 2016 3:32 AM ET USA

    Surely the Vatican has knowledge of the harm that WWF has caused to some desperately poor populations? Or WWF's elevation of the natural world over the human person? They view humans as a plague on the planet. What business does the Vatican have with such an organization?

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Mar. 19, 2016 2:39 AM ET USA

    Utter absolute poppycock.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Mar. 18, 2016 8:17 PM ET USA

    Will the embarrassments never cease?