Papal shoes part of climate change action

Pope Francis sent a pair of papal shoes for an art installation in Paris in support of climate change action ahead of the COP21 meeting.

The papal shoes – black Oxfords – joined thousands of other sneakers, slippers and pumps in a symbolic march at the Place de la Republique.

The art installation was a substitute for a protest Global Climate Action march in the city.

The march was called off after the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.

Above the papal shoes was a laminated sign with Francis’s signature and the words “Laudato Si’”.

Shoes from other religious leaders were beside the Pope’s.

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