Sitemap

Pope Francis: COP26 Must Offer Concrete Hope To Future Generations

President Of The Bundestag: Extremely Good Relations With Serbia

President of the Bundestag Berbel Bas during...

Strengthening Of Cooperation Between Serbia And Mexico – 76 Years Of Diplomatic Relations

Mexico respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty...

Oracle Opens Regional Center In Kragujevac

Commercial agreement was signed with the IT...

Program Of French Regions Presented At The French Embassy

The French Embassy in Belgrade held a...

Brussels: Leaders Of The Western Balkans Reaffirm Commitment To EU Path

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell reiterated at a working dinner he organized in Brussels for Western Balkan leaders that...

Queen Elizabeth Opens Her Personal Jewelry Box To The Public For Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth is giving us a rare peek into her own jewelry box — and it's quite the dazzling display! As part...

Kosovo Officially Submits Application For Membership In The Council Of Europe

Kosovo has officially submitted the application for membership in the Council of Europe. Such a move has been confirmed through...

Swiss Cooperation Program For Serbia 2022-25 Introduced

Support of Switzerland for Serbia in the European integration process, contributing to sustainable inclusive growth and encouraging democratic processes...

President Of The Bundestag: Extremely Good Relations With Serbia

President of the Bundestag Berbel Bas during the talks with the Ambassador of Serbia in Germany H.E Snezana Jankovic,...

Political leaders must give “concrete hope” to future generations that they are taking the radical steps neededto tackle climate change when they meet at COP26, Pope Francis said in a message released in Friday.

The United Nation’s COP26 summit runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, and Pope Francis called for a “renewed sense of shared responsibility for our world” to spur action.

“It is essential that each of us be committed to this urgent change of direction,” he said on BBC Radio.

“The political decision makers who will meet at COP26 in Glasgow are urgently summoned to provide effective responses to the present ecological crisis and in this way to offer concrete hope to future generations.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the summit is unbelievably important, but the outcome is in the balance as talks will be difficult.

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican, October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis said the summit would be tough, but also represents an opportunity.

“These crises present us with the need to take decisions, radical decisions that are not always easy,” he said.

“At the same time, moments of difficulty like these also present opportunities, opportunities that we must not waste.”

The Vatican is sending a delegation to the summit, but the 84-year-old pope will not be going following surgery earlier this year. 

Pope Francis warned against the danger of isolationism and protectionism in dealing with the climate crisis.

“We can confront these crises by retreating into isolationism, protectionism and exploitation. Or we can see in them a real chance for change, a genuine moment of conversion, and not simply in a spiritual sense,” he said.

“This last approach alone can guide us towards a brighter horizon.”

Source: reuters.com, Photo: Remo Casilli

Related Articles

Pope: Ukranians, Have Courage, We Are With You

Pope Francis condemned the cruelty of the war in Ukraine at the Easter Vigil Mass, which he attended but did not lead, probably due...

Hočevar: Pope May Visit Serbia

The Pope's visit is always on the table because the Catholic Church wants it to happen, but how feasible it is depends on all...

UK Lifts COVID Restrictions, Says Omicron Wave ‘Has Peaked’

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and COVID-19 passports will be dropped for large events as infections level off in...

COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights "another decade...

Vatican Indicts Cardinal And 9 Others For Money Laundering

A Vatican judge has ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to stand trial for alleged financial crimes including embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, extortion...

The UK And EU Finally Strike A Brexit Trade Deal

The UK and the European Union have struck a free-trade deal after nearly a year of talks. With less than a week before the end...

Coronavirus Digest: Europe Tightens Restrictions To Control Spread Of COVID-19

The Netherlands is going into a partial lockdown for at least four weeks. Meanwhile, Italy has imposed new restrictions on public gatherings, restaurants, sports...

EU: New UK proposals ‘do not provide a basis’ for Brexit deal

EU countries agree that new UK proposals for a Brexit deal "do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement", according to the European...