Holy See to Copenhagen

Read here the official statement of the Holy See to the President of the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen.

Following the lead of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, delivered a balanced and bold statement with regards to the Church’s position to climate change. He calls for both mitigation and adaptation, a focus on morals and values, and shows the Church’s leadership in action without recurring to “sense of fear, apocalyptic terror, overbearing control and hostility towards humanity”. At the end he sends a challenge to the world community:

“how can we hope that future generations respect the natural environment when our educational systems and laws do not help them to respect themselves?”

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