Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic World News

Pope, other religious leaders issue pre-COP26 appeal on climate change

October 05, 2021

» Continue to this story on Reuters

CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis, joined by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and over three dozen other religious leaders, issued an appeal calling “for the world to achieve net-zero carbon emissions as soon as possible, to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.”

The religious leaders’ meeting, called “Faith and Science: Towards COP26,” took place four weeks before COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Addressing other participants, Pope Francis said that “openness to interdependence and sharing, the dynamism of love and a call to respect” are “three interpretative keys that can shed light on our efforts to care for our common home. COP26 in Glasgow represents an urgent summons to provide effective responses to the unprecedented ecological crisis and the crisis of values that we are presently experiencing, and in this way to offer concrete hope to future generations.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.

 


For all current news, visit our News home page.


Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.