ROME - The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an "underpinning strategy" for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
"Ecological justice" must be at the core of Europe's response to the pandemic, the bishops stated in a position paper Wednesday, because the coronavirus outbreak "has revealed both our dependence as well as our disastrous impact on a heavily fragile eco-system."
"A virus that causes a lung disease made us realise that we cannot live healthy on a sick and polluted planet," the bishops said.
"We should acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to the larger socio-ecological crisis that has become increasingly visible to us through climate change, biodiversity loss and its devastating consequences on the most vulnerable," they said, while urging the EU to "seize this moment as an opportunity to work for radical change."
[Ron: To what?!].
"We therefore welcome the Commission's proposal to integrate the European Green Deal as an underpinning strategy into the recovery plan and call upon EU member states to translate their pledges towards climate neutrality and the care for the environment into tangible actions that will spur ecological conversion in Europe," they said.
"This pandemic should be proof for us that urgent action is needed," the bishops added.
[Ron: Urgent action on what? Climate change legislation?!].
In rolling out the European Union's proposed €750 billion pandemic recovery fund Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the recovery plan "turns the immense challenge we face into an opportunity, not only by supporting the recovery but also by investing in our future: the European Green Deal and digitalization."
The European Commission has said that 25 percent of the EU's updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion recovery plan will be set aside for climate action.
Last December Ms. von der Leyen called the Green Deal Europe's "man on the Moon moment," aimed at making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
According to the European Commission, "climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world" and therefore Europe needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and decouple economic growth from resource use.
"The European Green Deal is our roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable," the EC declares. "This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all."
[Ron: How, exactly? Yabba, yabba, endless cultural Marxist word pushing, yabba.]
The progressive leader of the European bishops' conferences, Jesuit Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has stated his belief that climate change is the most urgent problem facing humanity.
Backing up Pope Francis' call for "ecological conversion," the cardinal says that he buys fair-trade coffee instead of Nespresso, no longer uses plastic bottles, and has changed his diesel car for a hybrid one.
"We bishops have to change our lifestyle, and if we older people succeed in doing it, then the younger ones can do it too," he said. "But if I cannot change my own lifestyle, how can I say to young people to do so?"
In late 2018, Hollerich signed an appeal calling on government leaders to take immediate action to overcome the "devastating effects of the climate crisis."
The appeal called for keeping global warming below 1.5º C as well as a shift toward sustainable lifestyles, respect for indigenous communities, and the implementation of a "financial paradigm shift" in line with global climate accords.
[Ron: WTF does this actually mean?! Our world needs to eliminate usurious banking and that is already being done by President Trump and the Triodity who are eliminating the usurious global Central banking system controlled by the Rothschilds' and the Vatican et al. The poverty and misery caused by usury on this planet have nothing to do with the climate except that the alienation, aggression and misery caused by usury has adversely affected the planetary consciousness.].
This entails "putting an end to the fossil fuel era and transitioning to renewable energy" as well as rethinking the agriculture sector to ensure it provides healthy and accessible food for everyone, with a special emphasis on promoting agroecology, the appeal said.
[Ron: Most people are in favour of motherhood too... What has the Vatican actually done to eliminate poverty among indigenous farming communities and nations or for anyone else for that matter? And how will the Vatican prevent humanity freezing to death in the dark when "fossil fuels" are eliminated? Will the Vatican finally ensure the free release and distribution of Nikola Tesla's patents for "zero point energy" devices.].
Following last year's European elections, Hollerich said he was delighted with the successes of green parties while lamenting the rise of populist-nationalist groups.
"It is positive that in several places numerous young people voted for ecological parties, which means that the themes of environment and creation can become important in the future," Hollerich said, noting that "as a Church" the victory of the green parties "makes us happy."
[Ron: Te Vatican and its demonic controllers has domnated our Western civilisation and most of our world for 1500 years since the demise of the Western Roman empire. Sooo, why are Vatican prelates NOW berating us about the need for themes about the need for the environemtnt and creation becoming important?
The Catholic church was created by Roman emperors influenced by Phaisees who sought to eradicate the divine teachings of Christ Jesus. Arguably the state of our world and the 'preaching' by prelates like 'the Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE)' confims the fact that Pharisees and neo-Pharisees have been largely successful in that attempt. See eg: Judaism and Christianity - Two Thousand Years of Lies - 60 Years of State Terrorism - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity---Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies---60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml
Vatican church followers who begin to see the superficiality, hypocrisy and underlying disinterest in the spiritual welfare of Catholic congregations and disagree with the attitudes of their prelates can always WALK AWAY*and seek spiritual enlightment unsullied by religious dogma. Those who refuse to take the opportunity to see the truth being exposed in these End Times will be missing a fabulous opportunity to evolve spiritually and progress with this planet as it journeys into Light and Life under the guidance of Christ Michael Aton and his Millennial Reign.
* The Abundant Hope organisation is the teaching arm of Christ Michael Aton's Millennial Reign on this planet and one of its goals is to change the face of religion because all religions here have been corrupted by demonic forces.].
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20 Bedini-Bearden Years Free Energy Generation. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/Scientific_102/20_Bedini-Bearden_Years_Free_Energy_Generation_4199.shtml
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