Young people of Plymouth pray for COP26

On Friday 5 November, pupils from Plymouth Roman Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (Plymouth CAST) will come together to reflect and pray about climate change. Pupils from the primary schools of Holy Cross, Keyham Barton, St. Peter’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Paul’s and the Cathedral School of St. Mary as well as pupils from Notre Dame school will come together at Plymouth Cathedral at 10.00am on Friday for a service led by the Rt. Rev Bishop Mark O’Toole.

This Mass takes place as governments from across the world gather in Glasgow to discuss how to tackle the climate emergency at COP26. Pupils from Plymouth CAST have a strong commitment to protecting our environment and want their voice to be heard. They will share their hopes and aspirations and pray that our leaders act.

“Our young people and children see so clearly that we need to act urgently to protect the earth, our common home. It is good to be with some of them from our Catholic schools, as we pray together for this important intention and all those gathering for COP26.  May those gathered in Glasgow, and all of us, do what we can to bring about effective change for the heathy future of all our young people and the preservation of our beautiful common home”.

 Bishop Mark O’Toole