ucanews.com reporter, Manila
Updated: September 02, 2019 05:15 AM GMT
Catholic nuns enjoy an early morning 'walk for creation' at the start of the observance of the 'Season of Creation' in Manila on Sept. 1. (Photo by Jire Carreon)
Philippine church leaders renewed calls for the protection of the environment as the Catholic Church marked the start of this year's "Season of Creation" on Sept. 1.Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila appealed to Catholics to be more active as "stewards" in caring for nature during the start of the celebration.In 2015, Pope Francis declared Sept. 1 as the "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation" and called for the celebration of the "Season of Creation." dirty energy" like coal.Father Leydon said his organization is working with various church groups to engage communities in addressing the "climate emergency."
"Climate action becomes all the more necessary because the problem is exacerbated by the carbon monoxide coming from the burning Amazon," he said.
August saw global outrage erupt over the fires raging in the Amazon.The National Space Research Institute reported that there have been 3,859 new fire outbreaks in the past week, roughly 2,000 of which were in the Amazon. Mark Saludes contributed to this report.
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