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US Catholics ready to follow Pope's 'marching orders' on climate changeReligious leaders say pontiff's call for action brings urgency to existing support for environmental measures in Obama administrations's climate plan

Jun 18, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

Leaders of the Catholic church in America took their "marching orders" from the pope's encyclical on Thursday, fanning out to Congress and the White House to push for action on climate change.

The high-level meetings offered a first glimpse of a vast and highly organised effort by the leadership of America's nearly 80 million Catholics to turn the pope's moral call for action into reality.

"It is our marching orders for advocacy," Joseph Kurtz, the president of the US Conference of ...