President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted on April 22 and 23. The virtual Leaders Summit was live streamed for public viewing. Pope Francis offered a short message to the Leaders. Full Text below:
VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE
"LEADERS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE" INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMIT
Good morning! I greet you who are gathered in this initiative which seems happy to me. An initiative that sets all of us on the path, all of humanity through its leaders. It sets us on the road, concretely towards the Glasgow Meeting but, even more concretely, to take charge of the care of nature, of this gift that we have received and that we must take care of, preserve and carry forward. And this takes on much greater significance because it is a challenge we have in this post-pandemic. It is not over yet, but we must look ahead, because it is a crisis. We know that a crisis does not come out the same: either we come out better or worse.
And our concern is to see that the environment is cleaner, purer and preserved. Take care of nature, so that it takes care of us. I wish you success in this beautiful decision to meet, to carry on the journey, and I accompany you. Thank you!