"Vatican Hosts Faith Leaders Ahead Of Glasgow Climate Meeting"

"ROME — The Vatican will host a gathering of faith leaders this fall to build momentum behind a moral appeal for strong, courageous commitments to be taken at a November climate change conference in Glasgow, organizers said Thursday.

The Vatican foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, said the Oct. 4 gathering, sponsored by the British and Italian governments, is a “no-brainer” for the Holy See given Pope Francis’ frequent calls to better protect the Earth.

Gallagher said Francis would likely participate in the Vatican event, but he declined to confirm whether Francis would also travel to Glasgow to make an in-person appeal to world leaders to save the planet and those who are most vulnerable to climate change: Indigenous groups and the poor."

Nicole Winfield reports for the Associated Press June 17, 2021.

Source: AP, 06/17/2021