“Two Catholic networks are backing a youth lawsuit against the US government, calling for stronger action on climate change.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and the Leadership Council of Women Religious said the case touched on a scriptural obligation to care for God’s creation.

Citing an encyclical issued by Pope Francis last year on environmental protection titled ‘Laudato Si’ (‘Praise be to you’), they filed a document siding with 21 young plaintiffs.

It sets the church at odds with big oil, after three trade associations weighed in on the government’s side last week.”

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Catholics back children’s climate lawsuit against US government