Global – Canadian, Italian and Australian Provinces commit to divestment from fossil fuels

In October 2016, the Jesuits in English Canada joined other Catholic institutions around the world and announced their divestment from fossil fuel extraction from the current portfolio within five years. The Italian Jesuits are now the second national Jesuit group to have divested and thus heeded the call to care for creation of their fellow Jesuit Pope Francis. Gianfranco Matarazzo, SJ, Provincial of the Italian Province said: “I express the adhesion of the Italian province of the Society of Jesus to the divestment campaign. With this adhesion, I announce the intention to start a more detailed process about the different ways of removing our investments from fossil fuels, progressively within the next 5 years.” Click here for more details. Father McCoy, SJ, Provincial of the Australian Province has committed the Australian Jesuits to joining this call to divest from fossil fuels. Read more…