Posts Tagged ‘COP28’

Climate change is a religious problem, COP28 told

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

In a message to COP28 (Conference of Parties), Pope Francis stressed religious leaders’ responsibility for caring for the planet. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin read the message on Francis’s behalf on Sunday at the COP28 Faith Pavilion. He passed on Francis’s thanks to those in the new Pavilion. They included the Grand Imam of Read more

Demystifying COP: What is it, and why should I care?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

COP, or the Conference of the Parties, represents an annual global gathering dedicated to addressing the dire existential threat posed by the climate crisis. This intergovernmental event, however, is a source of considerable controversy, primarily due to the perceived lack of substantial progress in combating the climate catastrophe. Since its inception in 1995, each COP Read more

Pope: COP28 – scrap fossil fuels, protect poor

Monday, December 4th, 2023

In a wide-ranging message to COP28 delegates, Pope Francis added his voice to calls for an end to fossil fuels and for “debt forgiveness” for poorer countries hit by climate change. As illness prevented Francis from attending COP28, he deputed Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (pictured) to deliver his speech. Francis, who has made Read more

Pope’s participation in COP28 Summit cancelled at doctors’ request

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Pope Francis’ physicians have asked him not to undertake his scheduled journey to Dubai to participate in the COP28 Summit, and he has accepted their advice “with great regret.” A statement to participants in a seminar on “Ethics in Health Management” Francis indicated that his health has improved, he not longer has a fever. He Read more

CT scan reveals Pope Francis battling lung condition

Monday, November 27th, 2023
Pope Francis

At the start of his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis disclosed that he is battling a lung condition. The health scare prompted the Pontiff to cancel his Sunday appointments and undergo a CT scan. With the CT scan results proving negative, Francis returned from the hospital and participated in the Angelus message, albeit in a Read more

‘Faith Pavilion’ introduced for COP28

Thursday, November 16th, 2023
Faith Pavilion

The upcoming 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates is set to host its inaugural ‘Faith Pavilion’, featuring a keynote address by Pope Francis. Scheduled from 30 November to 12 December, this gathering of global political leaders assessing climate change will include a strong presence of religious figures. Pope Francis, Read more

Pope to have day of private meetings with world leaders in Dubai

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Pope Francis will have nearly an entire day of bilateral meetings with world leaders attending the COP28 climate conference in Dubai next month, according to a programme released by the Vatican on Thursday. It will be the first time in his papacy that the pope, 86, who is also a head of state, has so Read more

Pope says he will attend COP28 climate summit in Dubai

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Pope Francis said he will attend the COP28 climate conference starting next month in Dubai, the first time a pontiff will be at the UN environmental meeting since they began in 1995. The pope told Italy’s state-run RAI television TG1 news in an interview that he expected to be in Dubai Dec 1-3. The conference Read more