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Irish Bishops Announce divestment from fossil fuel ahead of the pope’s visit

DUBLIN (RNS) — The move comes in response to Francis’ 2015 environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si,” and follows the introduction of a bill in the Irish Parliament requiring the country’s sovereign wealth fund to divest from all fossil fuels.

Pope Francis at tree planting ceremony with President Higgins and his wife Sabina, right, at Áras an Uachtaráin, the Irish president’s official residence, in Dublin on Aug. 25, 2018. Photo by Maxwell Photography/WMOF 2018

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