Pope Francis appealed to the rulers in connection with the upcoming COP26 United Nations Conference. The Holy Father called on world leaders to take concrete actions to counteract climate change and its consequences. – We owe it to the young, future generations – he said during a meeting in the Vatican.
Pope Francis called on Saturday politicians preparing for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Scotland to urgently address the pressing issues of climate change.
– This challenge is complex and demanding, but humanity has the means to make this change, which requires genuine conversion and steadfast determination. This is especially important in the case of those who have been appointed to high positions in various sectors of society, said the Holy Father during a meeting in the Vatican with officials, including Italian and EU legislators.
Appeal of religious leaders
Pope Francis and other religious leaders issued a joint call on Monday for the COP26 meeting in November to provide concrete solutions to the problem of climate change.
– I hope that your work and commitment in the preparations for COP26 will be illuminated by the important principles of responsibility and solidarity. We owe it to the young, future generations who deserve our efforts to give them the opportunity to live with a sense of hope, Pope Francis said on Saturday.
The Vatican announced on Friday that the Pope would attend COP26 in Glasgow, but that the Holy See’s Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, would be deployed.
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