Energy Execs Welcome Pope’s Call for Carbon Penalties

A number of the world’s biggest oil producers have pledged to support “economically meaningful” carbon pricing policies in response to a call by Pope Francis for some form of carbon tax to fight climate change.

Pope Francis greets the participants in the pilgrimage of Gypsies during an audience, on October 26, 2015 at Paul VI audience hall at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Prelates Decry ‘General Doctrinal Confusion’ in Church

A small group of Catholic cardinals and bishops have published a “Declaration of Truths” in the face of what they see as “a widespread lethargy in the exercise of the Magisterium on different levels of the Church’s hierarchy.”

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