Philippine bishops tackle climate change during general meeting

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July 13, 2015

A fisherman walks along a bamboo bridge during sunset in the village of Guiuan, Philippines. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines tackled climate change on different fronts and also addressed a host of other issues during its plenary session in Manila July 6-13. (CNS photo/Ritichie B. Tongo, EPA) See PHILIPPINES-BISHOPS July 13, 2015.

A fisherman walks along a bamboo bridge during sunset in the village of Guiuan, Philippines. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines tackled climate change on different fronts and also addressed a host of other issues during its plenary session in Manila July 6-13. (CNS photo/Ritichie B. Tongo, EPA)

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines tackled climate change on different fronts and also addressed a host of other issues, from equitable education to sovereign disputes at its biannual plenary session July 6-13.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, newly re-elected president of the conference, told Catholic News Service that the group was taking “all possible approaches” in the fight for climate justice.

Archbishop Villegas said that apart from officially creating a climate desk, “a group of bishops have been assigned to draft a position paper, and hopefully it will be ready for the Paris convention … and many bishops have affixed their signature to the petition” of the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

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