Catholics to open climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits

(CNS) Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation’s capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities.

March organizers are expecting hundreds of thousands of people to travel to Washington April 29 in a broad showing of grass-roots support for federal government action in addressing climate change, and to oppose the rollback of environmental standards by the administration of President Donald Trump.

Catholic organizations are planning to greet hundreds of Catholics as well.

The Franciscan Action Network and Interfaith Power & Light of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia are planning a Mass at 9 a.m. the day of the march at St. Dominic Church in Washington. Mass-goers are to reconvene on the march route and walk together. [More]