Pope Prays for COP21 Saying Fighting Poverty and Curbing Climate Change Go Together

At Angelus Address, Asks What Kind of World We Want to Leave Our Children

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Pope Francis today prayed for the success of the Climate Change Conference underway in Paris, saying that the event has brought to mind a question he asked in his encyclical Laudato Si’: “What kind of world do we want to pass on to those who come after us?”

“For the sake of our common home and for future generations, every effort should be made in Paris to mitigate the impact of climate change and, at the same time, to tackle poverty and to let human dignity flourish,” the Pope said.

“The two choices go together. Stop climate change and curb poverty so that human dignity flourishes,” Francis affirmed.

He asked for prayer that the Holy Spirit will enlighten all who are called to make these important decisions and give them “the courage to always use as their criterion of choice the greater good of the human family.”

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