Vatican praises UK Jesuits’ divestment of fossil fuel stocks

Following the decision by Jesuits in Britain to divest from fossil fuels, Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has held up British Jesuits as an example of an effective commitment to combating climate change, which it calls “the most urgent challenge” we face.

The daily newspaper of Vatican City State quotes Fr Damian Howard SJ, the provincial superior of Jesuits in Britain: “Climate change is the most pressing challenge the world faces as climate disasters wreak more and more destruction, hitting poorer countries the hardest – despite them having done the least to cause them.”

Read the full statement about the divestment here