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Petts Wood parishioner delivers pope's climate change message to Number 10

PUBLISHED: 14:42 26 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 26 November 2015

Roger Wright outside Number 10 with the climate change petition

Roger Wright outside Number 10 with the climate change petition

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Roger Wright, 71, visited Downing Street on Monday to deliver a petition signed by 40,000 people in the UK

A retired Petts Wood parishioner has visited Number 10 to call for action on climate change.

Roger Wright, 71, from St James the Great parish, helped deliver a petition signed by 40,000 people in the UK to Downing Street on Monday, urging David Cameron to show leadership at the United Nations’ climate talks in Paris next week.

Mr Wright joined campaigners from a number of Catholic aid agencies in delivering the petition which was inspired by an open letter from the pope, calling for protection of the planet.

The petition, which has received over 700,000 signatures worldwide, will be delivered to the head of the climate takles, Christina Figueres at the start of the meeting of world leaders.

Mr Wright said: “I think climate change is the most pressing issue of our age and as a 71-year-old I feel particularly responsible.

“It’s all about stewardship of the planet, as far as I’m concerned, and we’ve had enough warning.

“We’ve all got a responsibility and the Pope has made that abundantly clear in his encyclical.”

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