European Christians Invited to Celebrate

September 6, 2019 12:01 am

Leaders from two major European church councils have issued a new joint statement that invites Christians “and every person of goodwill” to celebrate the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4.

“We are taking advantage of this occasion to unite ourselves in prayer so that humanity may respect the planet,” write Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and Rev. Christian Kreiger, president of the Conferences of European Churches. “The network of life must not be interrupted by human greed and indifference towards human beings and the whole of creation.”

In keeping with the 2019 Season of the Creation theme, the statement also calls for “concrete and wise action” that will “fight against inequality through the protection of biological diversity.”