people's climate march

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Nancy Lorence, a parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City, marched in the People’s Climate March April 29 in Washington.

WASHINGTON — Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

On a sweltering day that reinforced the message about the need to respond to climate change — the 91-degree temperature at 3 p.m. April 29 tied a 43-year-old Washington record for the date — many in the Catholic contingent said they felt they had a moral obligation to witness in the streets.

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