ROME – Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the success of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, which began in Glasgow, Scotland.
“The United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland today,” the pope said. stated after his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square.
“We pray that the cries of the Earth and the cries of the poor would be heard,” he continued, “and that this meeting would provide effective responses that will offer concrete hope to future generations.”
Vatican News announced On Sunday, “more than 30,000 activists, political leaders, journalists and others gather in the Scottish city to begin efforts to combat climate change and curb global warming.”
In his Sunday address, the Pope announced the opening of a photographic exhibition on the Square of St. addressed “Emotions for Creating Change – Promoting the Question of Concern for Creativity at COP26 in Glasgow”, dedicated to the Pope’s letter on the environment Laudato si ‘.
The work was the joint work of Lie Beltrami, a writer and director, and young Muslim photographer Asaf Udo Daula, a native of Bangladesh.
The exhibition opened on Sunday and will be open to visitors at St. Peter’s Square until November 8th.
Pope Francis has loudly supported UN efforts to commit nations to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of curbing global warming.