Holy See represented at climate change conference


The Indonesian island of Bali is playing host to the 13th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change beginning today and continuing until December 14.

A communique made public yesterday afternoon affirms that the Holy See will be present at the Bali meeting with a delegation led by Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, apostolic nuncio to Indonesia. Also included in the delegation are Msgr. Andrew Thanya- anan Vissanu, nunciature counsellor in Jakarta, and three local experts from the Philippines and Indonesia: Fr. Benito B. Tuazon, Fr. Alexius Andang Listya Binawan S.J., and Vera Wenny Setijawati.

"Given that the sessions of the Convention on Climate Change are held once a year in various countries," the statement reads, "the Holy See is usually represented at such meetings with a delegation led by the apostolic nuncio and made up of experts from the area, so as to take advantage of local resources and to achieve a broader and more differentiated vision of the questions being examined."



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