Pope urges world leaders to tackle climate change

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to tackle climate change as many countries experience heat waves and flooding across the world.

He stated this at the end of his Angelus message to crowds in St. Peter’s Square.

“Please, I renew my appeal to world leaders to do something more concrete to limit polluting emissions.

“It is an urgent challenge, it cannot be postponed, it concerns everyone. Let us protect our common home,” the pope added.

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Francis has urged the world to abandon fossil fuels as soon as possible and has made environmental conservation a cornerstone of his pontificate.

In his seminal 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si,” he observed that the planet was “becoming more and more like an enormous pile of filth.”

He also expressed his solidarity with those affected by the climate disaster as well as those assisting them.


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