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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:58

Vigil for the Pope's encyclical

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candles150350.org invites everyone to join a Candlelight Vigil in Sydney to welcome the Pope’s unprecedented call for climate action in what the media is calling an “explosive intervention” that will “transform the climate debate.”

During his address, Pope Francis is expected to speak strongly on the need for a global agreement to reduce emissions and to rapidly take up renewable energy. He is also likely to criticise the greed of the fossil fuel industry, and the overconsumption and waste of the rich.

When: Thursday, 18 June, 5 pm for 5:30 start (finishing at 6:30 pm).
Where: Phillip Cook Park Square, in front of St. Mary's Cathedral, St Marys Road, across from Hyde Park, Sydney.
What: Candlelight Vigil on the eve of the Pope's climate change encyclical with singing and speakers
What to bring: Candles (covered if possible), torches, solar lights and placards with messages focused on Australian action.*

Whether you are religious or not, this will be an incredible moment for all of us and for the future of our planet. The fact that the Catholic church is speaking out on this critical issue of our time is a sign that the movement for climate justice (that's you!) is making a real impact.

Sign up here to join the vigil for the Pope's encyclical.