Climate gluers appeal to Vatican court

Two individuals who glued themselves to the plinth of the renowned Laocoon group at the Vatican in August 2022, are now appealing their prison sentences.

As reported by the Italian newspaper “il Giornale,” the Vatican criminal court has scheduled their appeal hearing for early February.

The two Italian environmental activists, a young woman and an older man received a suspended prison sentence for property damage in the initial verdict on June 12, 2023.

Supporters of the activists are urging the court to acquit them on social media, citing their protest’s alignment with Pope Francis’ advocacy for climate protection.

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