Pope Francis urges UN conference to ‘act without delay’ on climate change

The international community has a “serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay” in combating climate change, Pope Francis said in a message to COP22, the UN climate conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco.

In his message, dated November 10 and released November 15, Pope Francis encouraged those taking part in their conference in their work of implementing last year’s Paris climate-change agreement.

Citing the need for “the promotion of lifestyles aimed at favoring sustainable models of production and consumption,” the Pope called for a “culture of protection” of one’s neighbor as well as of creation.

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