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Vatican representatives backs UN efforts on climate change

May 21, 2014

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“The Holy See is cognizant of the devastating impact of climate change,” a Vatican spokesman told a meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, praised the UN agency for its work to promote “much desired rethinking and solidarity” on climate change. He encouraged the development of programs to address the problem, “especially climate-resilient pathways for sustainable development, as well as appropriate transformations in economic, social, technological and political decisions and actions.”

Archbishop Zimowski also praised the group for its work to promote awareness of the problem of autism and to encourage breastfeeding of infants.


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - May. 23, 2014 7:45 PM ET USA

    Much desired by whom? The world globalists and one world government lovers. Control of the the world by a single government entity whether it is the UN or some other is nothing but tyranny. Tired of the leftist bishops who speak out of both sides their mouth. Rethinking, solidarity, sutainable development sounds like the population control mob. They are dancing with the devil and think they can win.

  • Posted by: Kansas Girl - May. 22, 2014 4:41 PM ET USA

    It makes me sad to think that the Vatican has been taken in by the "climate change" hype. Please, Pope Francis and others at the Vatican, and American bishops, stick to matters to faith.

  • Posted by: normnuke - May. 22, 2014 11:43 AM ET USA

    appropriate transformations in economic, social, technological and political decisions and actions.” PLUS breastfeeding!!! Yay! At last the Catholic Church is learning from the incredibly deep wisdom of the UN.

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - May. 22, 2014 2:45 AM ET USA

    Please, God is in control of the climate. We cannot break it and we can not fix it. It ought to be clear that the alarmists do not have an honest answer when they call it climate change. They cannot possibly claim that man's activities are to blame if they can not tell which direction it is going. Read your history. The Vatican's library must contain letters and texts that describe an unruly climate throughout man's history. The fossil record certainly describes one.

  • Posted by: - May. 21, 2014 6:29 PM ET USA

    Is there any good reason for the Vatican to sound off on this highly political issue? Or is someone looking for a way to say something nice to the UN in the aftermath of the attack by the UN on the Vatican in connection with the abuse-and-coverup scandal??

  • Posted by: abc - May. 21, 2014 6:20 PM ET USA

    One more example of the Vatican talking about something they know nothing about. The Global Warming / "Climate Change" scam is in its ebb tide. One would think that long term and recent dealings with the UN would make the Vatican know better, but, as usual, the Vatican will probably be the last to know it.