In a speech to the religious pavilion at the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference on Sunday, Pope Francis urged world leaders to work together to combat climate change.
“Let us, as religious leaders, lead by example, demonstrating that positive change is achievable and demonstrating considerate and ecological living. Declaring in a video message, “Let us call on world leaders to protect our shared home with a strong voice.
Due to illness, the pope was unable to visit Dubai.
“It is important that religions, without falling into the trap of syncretism, set a good example by working together: not for their own interests or those of one party, but for the interests of our world,” Pope Francis said. He claimed the climate and peace were the most critical issues of the day.
“Young people and the impoverished, whose prayers are heard by the Most High, specifically seek for this from us. He said, “Let us live in peace and promote peace; let us safeguard creation and protect our common home for their future and the future of all.”