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2014 Cafod lecture: Argentinian bishop highlights urgency of tackling climate change

The Tablet November 12, 2014
Climate change and poverty were the focus of the 2014 lecture of the Cafod annual lecture. The speaker was Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who is Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences and a close friend of Pope Francis.
Speaking in London on 7 November, he told Cafod supporters: ‘The challenge of climate change has become not only economic, political or social. It is also an issue of morals, religion, values such as justice and social inclusion, the obligation of solidarity with future generations and the moral obligation to care for the earth, namely creation, which is our habitat. And this is the point of concern for the Pope.’ The full text of the bishop's lecture follows:
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