COP27 and COP15 summits on climate change must take action to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss – Pope Francis
Mary Teresa: The Vatican
A genuine commitment from the world is needed to care for our common home, the Earth, Pope Francis said this morning, August 31, after his Wednesday general homily at the Vatican’s St. Paul VI Arena.
Remembering the Day of Prayer for the Protection of Creation celebrated on Thursday, September 1, the Pope asked everyone to pray for the protection of this planet.
The Pope also expressed his hope that the day, which is being celebrated this year under the theme “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, will instill in everyone a true commitment to the preservation of the Earth.
Pope Francis has said that the earth, which sighs from the intense pain caused by our excessive consumption of creation, begs us to stop these acts of destruction.
Pope Francis also expressed his expectation that COP27 and COP15, the two world summits on climate change held by the United Nations, will take action to eliminate the two crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Time of creation
Emphasizing the importance of preserving God’s creation, from September 1st to October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, all Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation.
Praise be to the people of Iraq
Also, after his speech given this morning, Pope Francis mentioned with concern about the recent violence in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, and asked God to grant peace to the people of that country, Pope Francis said.
During his apostolic visit to Iraq last year, he realized that there is a peaceful harmony among different religions and that the country is eager to return to normal life. Pope Francis has said that dialogue and brotherhood are the main ways for the people to reach this goal and to face the current problems.