Receive cordial greetings from the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).
With this email, I would like to introduce to you I Stand with Pope Francis, a new global digital campaign promoted by GCCM and open to all you wish to support Catholics to mobilise behind the Pope’s prayer intention in support of a just response to the COVID pandemic and the climate emergency.
Based on the profound prayer intention issued by Pope Francis in September that the planet's resources must not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner, the campaign is an online petition where Catholics worldwide are called to pray with Pope Francis and to call on governments and companies worldwide to make a just transition to a healthy renewable energy economy.
The campaign was launched on September 19 and it will be open to signatures until 18th November. You are invited to join the campaign by sharing the petition with your members and networks using the social media pack provided.
Together we will show Pope Francis that we are behind his vision for a new economy.
On 19-20th November this vision will be discussed at an online event celebrating the ‘Economy of Francesco’. At the invitation of Pope Francis, young Catholic entrepreneurs have been invited by the Pope from all across the world to gather. The petition outcome will be shared symbolically during the online conference to show Pope Francis and young Catholics that they are not alone, and that the global Catholic community is with them and ready to raise its voice.
You are invited to join the campaign signing the petition and sharing it using this social media pack!
Thank you for your consideration of this initiative. We look forward to welcoming you in this wider movement of Catholics showing that we care for Creation and are ready to raise our voice together.
Program Manager- English Speaking Animators and the Asia Pacific
Global Catholic Climate Movement