Australian Bishops and Copenhagen Conference

December 9, 2009 8:38 pm
 Statement of the Catholic Bishops on the Climate Change

Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

The Bishops of Australia join with Pope Benedict XVI in commending all those involved in

the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark to work for the future wellbeing

of creation and human development by finding ways that “are respectful of creation and

that will promote a joint development based on human dignity and for the common good”

(Pope Benedict, Angelus address, 6 Dec 2009).

With the Pope the Catholic Bishops recognise the importance of respecting “the laws laid

down by God in nature” and encourage a focus on the “moral dimension of human life”

(ibid).

The Catholic Bishops of Australia pray for the success of this conference that it may unite

nations in a genuine effort to be good stewards of what the Creator has entrusted to us and

ensure that future generations can benefit from the wise provision of God for humanity.Statement of the Catholic Bishops on the Climate Change 

Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.