Pope Francis’ audience with EU environment ministers

On the morning of 16th September, Pope Francis met with nine EU Environmental Ministers in the Vatican, two days before an extra Environment Council where Member States will adopt the EU’s position for the Paris climate summit in December, [COP 21]. Vatican Radio reports that the pontiff urged them to work harder to put into place new policies to fight environmental degradation and poverty, issues which are closely connected. Its English translation of this address is: Continue reading