Cardinal to PM: Support poor and vulnerable communities facing “devastating effects of climate change”

Ahead of the meeting of world leaders at the COP26 UN climate summit, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to the Prime Minister to express the hopes of the Catholic community in England and Wales.

Describing the global ecological crisis as “a dark cloud over humanity”, he emphasises that the Catholic faith “calls us to care for our common home with all people of good will”.

Whilst assuring the Prime Minster of prayers for a successful summit, Cardinal Nichols points out how Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses are meeting the environmental challenges head-on, stressing that whilst the crisis is human made, so too are its solutions.

He also asks that three key actions are pursued:

  • Support poorer and more vulnerable communities in the face of the devastating effects of climate change,
  • Take a lead in international efforts to develop and champion green energy solutions,
  • Do all you can to lead partnership between all nations in reducing harmful emissions and in keeping global warming to its stated goals.

Download the Cardinal’s letter: Cardinal-to-PM-COP26-Oct21