Swiss ask pope for climate-change prayer

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(RNS) Villagers in southern Switzerland will ask Pope Benedict XVI for permission to alter a centuries-old prayer, in response to the effects of climate change. Since 1678, the residents of Fieschertal and Fiesch have prayed that God keep the Great Aletsch glacier, Europe’s longest, from encroaching on their Alpine villages. They have renewed that prayer […]

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