Pope Francis prays for a conference on climate change in Glasgow

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.

A huge globe hangs from the ceiling as delegates attend the first day of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP 26 on 31 October 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian Forsyth / Getty Images)

“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.”

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 31: Activists of the Extinction Rebellion protested on 31 October 2021 in Edinburgh, UK.  As world leaders meet to discuss climate change at the COP26 summit, a number of climate action groups have protested against real progress by governments in reducing carbon emissions, cleaning the oceans, reducing fossil fuel consumption and other climate change issues.  on global warming.  (Photo: Peter Summers / Getty Images)

Extinction Rebellion activists protest on October 31, 2021 in Edinburgh, UK. (Photo: Peter Summers / Getty Images)

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.

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