- Aug 3, 2020
Echoing Pope Francis’s claim that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an “opportunity for conversion” on ecological issues, several bishops in England have said the “new normal” after the pandemic can’t be business as usual.
An English bishop is creating a green oasis in the grounds of his residence in the hope of inspiring visitors to heed the call of Pope Francis to “care for our common home.”
Calling it “an ambitious target,” an English bishop has welcomed a UK panel’s call to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
An international conference aimed at implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a sign the international community is going to have a “response that is more urgent,” says one English bishop.
Bishop John Arnold, of Manchester, sent out a statement after a man detonated an improvised explosive device during the concert of the pop star, killing twenty-two people, including children, and injuring another 59. Arnold said that such an act “can have no justification.”