×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: pope | global warming | poor | COP26 | leaders

Listen to the Earth and the Poor, Pope Urges Leaders at COP26

Listen to the Earth and the Poor, Pope Urges Leaders at COP26

Sunday, 31 October 2021 08:25 AM

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders attending the COP26 U.N. climate change summit to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor."

Francis, who has made protection of the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, said at his blessing in St. Peter's Square that he hoped the meeting in Glasgow would provide "efficient responses and offer concrete hope to future generations."

It was the second time in three days that the pope appealed to participants to come away with action and not mere words from the climate summit, which is starting on Sunday.

On Friday he told BBC radio the meeting was taking place at a crucial time because the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental crisis and food supply problems were together brewing up a "perfect storm" that risked rupturing society.

He underscored those concerns on Sunday by urging the crowd to visit an exhibition in St. Peter's Square on his 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si" (Praised Be) on the environment by a photographer from Bangladesh. Scientists say that country will be one of the most affected by sea level rises.

The 84-year-old pope had said several times that he hoped to attend COP26, but the Vatican announced on Oct. 8 that its delegation would be headed by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. It gave no explanation.

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders attending the COP26 U.N. climate change summit to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor." Francis, who has made protection of the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, said at his blessing in St. Peter's Square...
pope, global warming, poor, COP26, leaders
221
2021-25-31
Sunday, 31 October 2021 08:25 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved