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Pope's climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments

 Reuters 17 August 2019

Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, declaring that the use of fossil fuels should be replaced. But his words are at odds with some of the largest American Catholic organizations that have millions of dollars invested in oil and gas energy companies. These investments reportedly help fund church operations and pay clergy salaries. Reuters reports. (1226 Words) - By Richard Valdmanis

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Pope Francis has given the thumbs up to saving the planet from the effects of climate change. Credit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

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