Catholic groups, undeterred by Paris attacks, to attend climate summit

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November 24, 2015

The Eiffel Tower is seen at sunset in Paris Nov. 22. Catholic organizations said the terror attacks in Paris had not dissuaded them from attending the U.N. climate change conference Nov. 30-Dec. 11. (CNS photo/Charles Platiau, Reuters) See PARIS-CLIMATE-CATHOLICS-GOING Nov. 23, 2015.

The Eiffel Tower is seen at sunset in Paris Nov. 22. Catholic organizations said the terror attacks in Paris had not dissuaded them from attending the U.N. climate change conference Nov. 30-Dec. 11. (CNS photo/Charles Platiau, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic organizations advocating to protect the world and its people from the impact of climate change said the terror attacks in Paris had not dissuaded them from attending a major U.N. summit there.

“As far as I know, everyone who was planning to go is going. It is such an important issue, at such a critical moment, that we have all been working toward,” said Chloe Schwabe, director of the faith-economy-ecology project at the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.

“As awful and horrific as the terrorist attacks in Paris were, that can’t stop us, because there are so many other people suffering around the world … from the impact of climate change,” Schwabe told Catholic News Service Nov 21.

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