Pope blasts climate skeptics, cites moral duty to act

People wait in the rain for Pope Francis to offer a giant outdoor Mass in Medellin Colombia Saturday Sept. 9 2017

Thousands Greet Pope in Villavicencio, Colombia

The relationship between a young person and his roots is very important.

"One hopes that it is re-thought somewhat", Francis said Sunday aboard the Papal plane in response to a question about the program, Reuters reported.

Pope Francis rejected climate change denial as strongly as he did in his encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si'", saying that "the one who denies this should go to the scientists, and ask them". And we have a responsibility - all of us.

"Then they decide and history will judge those decisions".

His words were direct, but hardly new.

A Vatican official said at the time that the U.S. move was a "slap in the face" for the pope and the Vatican.

"He said no, he was not going to do it".

The pope's call for a reversal of Trump's DACA decision came days after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued an official statement in which they denounced the decision in stronger terms.

"'If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS's ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president", Trump added in the statement. They are very clear.


"The president of the United States [.] presents himself as a man who is pro-life", the pope added.

Pope Francis said he read a report citing a university study that asserted humanity has only three years to reduce the pace of climate change before it's too late.

'So that I do not die, they will donate for the surgery that I need, which will cost several million pesos, ' she said. According to Crux, journalists asked the pope about the moral responsibility world political leaders have to fight against climate change.

"The pope's presence has brought hope and joy to our diocese", he said.

Politicians and diplomats can do all the right things to negotiate peace deals, he said, but if the nation's people aren't on board, peace will not be lasting.

Travelling through crowds (numbering in the thousands, at least) in the Colombian city of Cartagena, Pope Francis stumbled and hit his head on the Popemobile when the vehicle braked, causing blood to flow all over his cassock (look Mum, I remember the terms from Catholic school!).

"As Jesus "shook" the doctors of the law to break them free of their rigidity", the pope said, the Holy Spirit "shakes" the church so that its members not settle into a lazy comfort, but are constantly challenged by Christ and constantly reaching out. This is my hope.

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, "Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here".

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