Antillean bishops offer action steps to address climate change

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June 10, 2015

In this March 3, 2008 photo, environmental workers collect sea samples after an oil spill at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. (CNS photo/Orlando Barria, EPA) See ENCYCLICAL-ANTILLES June 10, 2015.

In this March 3, 2008 photo, environmental workers collect sea samples after an oil spill at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. (CNS photo/Orlando Barria, EPA)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (CNS) — Bishops from across the Caribbean region invited people to read and study Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on the environment so that they “become better stewards of creation.”

Writing a “Declaration on Climate Change,” the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference urged people to consider the spiritual and moral dimensions of a changing climate.

The declaration was released June 8, 10 days before the pope’s much-anticipated encyclical on the environment was to be promulgated.

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