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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:45 PM
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Climate change prompts Swiss Alpine faithful to change prayer
Climate change prompts Swiss Alpine faithful to change prayer

Thu Aug 6, 12:01 pm ET

GENEVA (AFP) Roman Catholics in two southern Swiss Alpine communities want to give up a centennial tradition of praying for the retreat of mountain glaciers and switch to prayers against climate change instead.

"A lot of ice has melted," parish priest Pascal Venetz told the Swiss news agency SDA on Thursday.

Father Venetz is seeking the approval of Pope Benedict XVI for the change on behalf of his parishioners and an audience for the local bishop is reportedly being arranged in Rome.

Since the end of the 17th century, the faithful in the districts of Fiesch and Fieschental have blamed the nearby Aletsch glacier, the longest in the Alps, for flooding and prayed for it to melt.

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The Aletsch glacier, the largest in the Alps is pictured in 2007. Roman Catholics in two southern Swiss Alpine communities want to give up a centennial tradition of praying for the retreat of mountain glaciers and switch to prayers against climate change instead.
(AFP/File/Fabrice Coffrini)





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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:46 PM
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1. Clearly their traditional prayer is a contributing factor in global warming
No doubt their new one will help put the brakes on the problem.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:51 PM
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2. NOW we know who to blame.
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