by Elena Gaona
Washington, DC – On Sunday Sept 17th Catholic youth will hold a press
conference before joining the March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City with
thousands of concerned people and climate activists. After historic heat waves this
summer, and inspired by their faith, young Catholics are calling for urgent action to
address the climate crisis and an end to reliance on fossil fuels.
The climate march is happening just days before the UN Climate Ambition Summit
on Sept. 20 in NYC. Youth will display banners and signs with messages inspired by
Laudato Si’, urging world leaders to take immediate and decisive action to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and emphasize the importance of protecting communities
disproportionately affected by climate change, both nationally and globally.
What: Catholic Youth Press Conference
Who: U.S. Catholic youth inspired by their faith speaking on their climate asks
Date: Sunday, Sep 17, 2023
Time: Press conference begins at 11:10 AM Eastern
Location: St. Paul the Apostle, 405 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
Other March/Route details:
● 10 am – Catholic Mass at St.Paul the Apostle address: 405 W 59th St, New
York, NY 10019
● 11:10 am – Catholic youth press conference at St. Paul the Apostle, outside
● 11:30 am – Catholic group walks over to Interfaith prayer service hub, 53rd
Street between Broadway and 7th Ave
● 1 pm – March begins
Why: The Catholic youth participating in the march are raising calls to global
leaders and all peoples to act on the climate crisis, promote sustainable practices and
activate climate solutions on all levels that prioritize the wellbeing of our common
home and its people.
Instagram Live: The press conference will be streamed live on our Instagram Page:
The youth press conference is organized by Catholic Climate Covenant and partners,
and is part of the Catholic Contingent organized by Metro NY Catholic Climate
Movement and Pax Christi Metro NY during the march.
To schedule interviews or request additional information, contact: Elena