Published on Apr 28, 2015
Environmental questions, the urgent needs of migrants, and humanitarian crises in conflict areas were some of the themes discussed during a brief meeting today at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Ban Ki-moon the Secretary General of the United Nations. The meeting took place on the occasion of an international symposium on moral issues related to climate change, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. According to the Vatican Press Office, Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude to the Pope for accepting an invitation to speak at the United Nations next September. The Secretary General also expressed his excitement for the Pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment.
- The Vatican calls on the “moral and religious imperative” of dealing with climate change – Climate Policy Observer