Polish bishops encourage 10,000 parishes to pray for climate

Poland is both 95% Catholic and one of Europe’s most coal-polluted nations. In the run-up to COP24, the Episcopal Conference of Poland, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promotion of Integral Human Development, Caritas Poland and Global Catholic Climate Movement united in a project to encourage all 10,000 Polish parishes to pray for the negotiations.

The Polish bishops sent a letter to every pastor in Poland, encouraging them to pray with their communities. The request was reinforced with the delivery of 2 million prayer cards, with an invitation for parishes to use them during mass on the two Sundays of the COP.

This collaboration is unprecedented in Poland. It sends a strong signal that the Church sees climate change as a top priority, and that grassroots Catholics should follow suit.

Download prayer cards

You are invited to download the prayer cards used in Poland.

Download prayer cards in other languages

Prayer cards were also distributed to GCCM’s global network in local languages. You are invited to download them here.