Catholics among 12 faith leaders to be honored by White House for climate work

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Two Catholics are among a dozen faith leaders who will be honored at the White House July 20 for their work on climate change.

Franciscan Sister Joan Brown, executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, and Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, were named Champions of Change by President Barack Obama.

Both told Catholic News Service they were surprised by the honor.

“There are a lot of people out there who do really good work. It’s a blessing into be among the 12,” said Carolan, whose work in helping form the Global Catholic Climate Movement earlier this year was cited by the White House.

“All the people being honored are people that I work with. It shows how connected this community is, which is what Pope Francis talks about in the encyclical (“Laudato Si’”) — that we all need to…

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