On October 4th, the church commemorates Saint Francis and the first anniversary of the publication of the “Brothers” encyclical, the Vatican will hold a meeting with the theme “Faith and Science: Towards the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.”
(Vatican News Network) A conference on faith and science will be held in the Vatican on October 4th. Religious leaders and scientists are invited to attend. They will appeal to countries participating in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The Holy See Press Room mentioned in the October 2 announcement that this initiative was born on the initiative of the British and Italian embassies in the Holy See. The Holy See works with these two countries to promote this initiative and expand it through monthly virtual meetings since the beginning of this year.
The Holy See’s announcement continues to state that during this period religious leaders and scientists can share their worries about the earth and climate change, and jointly wish the relevant authorities to take the necessary responsibilities even more. The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference will be jointly organized by the United Kingdom and Italy. Religious leaders attending the Vatican Conference on October 4 will sign the joint appeal, and then Pope Francis will hand the appeal to the president-elect of the Glasgow Climate Conference Sharma (Alok Kumar Sharma) and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (Luigi Di Maio).
At the meeting on the morning of October 4, the religious leaders first read a few paragraphs of the appeal to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, and then the religious leaders signed the appeal. Then comes the moment of prayer, after the address of the Holy See’s Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin, Pope Francis will deliver a speech. In the afternoon, a closed-door meeting is expected to be held in the Italian Embassy in the Holy See.
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