Priests ‘should learn about climate change as part of their formation’
Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation
[The British Catholic Herald’s highlighting of the USCCCP CNS-Pravda article Vatican updates guidelines for educating priests]
by Cindy Wooden
posted Thursday, 8 Dec 2016
Reaffirming the requirement that seminarians study Catholic social teaching, the document says the education must include a study of climate change and other environmental threats.
“Protecting the environment and caring for our common home – the Earth – belong fully to the Christian outlook on man and reality,” the document says. Catholic priests must be “promoters of an appropriate care for everything connected to the protection of creation.”