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Sebastian Gomes
An honest conversation on climate change, the upcoming COP26 meeting and what Catholics can do to respond to Pope Francis’ calls for ecological conversion.
Inside the Vatican
With the COP26 conference focused on advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement, Colleen and Gerry ask, can this interreligious document play a similar role to “Laudato Si,” changing the hearts and minds of political leaders from around the world?
Pope Francis waves as he walks during his general audience on Sep. 29.
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Catholic News Service
Pope Francis will not be going to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, as he had hoped.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an unprecedented response to the “grave threat” facing all peoples worldwide from climate change, Pope Francis and some 40 faith leaders have joined in an appeal for urgent action.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a three-day Youth for Climate summit in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
But the pope also encouraged activists to help rebuild society’s “fabric of relationships” by working towards unity rather than division.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe in this time of uncertainty, fear and doubt, it would be worth recruiting some young people like BTS, Greta Thunberg or Malala Yousafzai to officially join the pope in his fight for the future of our planet.