“It would be sad, and I dare say even catastrophic, were particular interests to prevail over the common good and lead to manipulating information in order to protect their own plans and projects,” the Pope said, urging nations to reach an agreement over curbing fossil fuel emissions.
He urged politicians to work together with the corporate and scientific worlds, and civil society leaders in finding solutions to stop environmental degradation.
No country, he said, “can act independently of a common responsibility. If we truly desire positive change, we have to humbly accept our interdependence.” (Read more from “Pope Makes Radical, Ridiculous Global Warming Claims” HERE)
Pope Francis in Kenya Hits out at Land Grabbing
By BBC News. Pope Francis has criticised private developers for grabbing land from poor people, during his visit to Kangemi, a slum area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
He referred to an incident earlier this year when police fired tear gas at children protesting against developers trying to take over their playground.
The pontiff later made an impassioned plea against corruption, saying: “Corrupt people don’t live in peace.”
To take a stand against tribalism, he got his audience to hold hands.
“If you don’t dialogue with each other, then you’re going to have a division like a worm that grows in society,” he told a large crowd of young people who had gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium to hear him. (Read more from “Pope Francis in Kenya Hits out at Land Grabbing” HERE)