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Metro Catholic Churches and Schools Looking to the Sky for Another Higher Power … Solar
ALTOONA, Iowa -- Easter Sunday isn't the only holiday that the Vatican wants you to celebrate this month. Today Bishop Richard Pates announced a new initiative across all central Iowa parishes. The Diocese of Greater Des Moines wants all schools, churches and hospitals under its direction to install solar panels. The initiative was borne from a message from Pope Francis calling on all Catholics to be better stewards of the Earth and ensure they are making it better for the next generation by combating climate change.