CNA Staff, Mar 2, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Pope Francis said in a new book released on Tuesday that the world could face a catastrophe like the Great Flood if human beings fail to address climate change.
The pope made the remark in a new book-length interview with the Italian priest Fr. Marco Pozza published on March 2.
In "Of Vices and Virtues" ("Dei vizi e delle virtù"), published in Italian by Rizzoli, the two men discussed the account of the Great Flood in the Book of Genesis.
According to an excerpt from the book in the newspaper Corriere delle Sera, the pope said: "A great flood, perhaps due to a rise in temperature and the melting of glaciers: that is what will happen if we continue on the same path."