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L’Osservatore Romano interviewed a leader of Italy’s Laudatory Si’ Movement who urged Catholics to practice ‘fasting from gas’ during Lent for the climate.

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews, Feb 24, 2023

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) –– The Vatican’s official newspaper hosted a call for Catholics to fast from using fossil fuels during Lent, an action it describes as being in solidarity with those enduring “cold in Ukraine.” 

In the February 20 edition, L’Osservatore Romano noted how Catholics are being called to use Lent as “a time for reflections and concrete actions such as ‘fasting from gas.’” Additional measures to take included “limiting the use of heaters,” which the newspaper stated would act “not only as a sign of solidarity with Ukrainians and other afflicted peoples, but also to defund the war economy.”

The Vatican’s daily newspaper made the suggestion in an article – which was met with widespread outrage on Twitter – entitled “Lent: a time to divest from fossils,” that interviewed Cecilia Dall’Oglio, who serves as the associate director of European Programs of the Laudato Si’ Movement. …