New York City, N.Y., Sep 24, 2019 / 09:07 am America/Denver (CNA).
In a video message Monday to the UN Climate Action Summit, Pope Francis stressed that climate change is linked to ethical decline and human degradation.
“The problem of climate change is related to issues of ethics, equity and social justice. The current situation of environmental degradation is connected with the human, ethical and social degradation that we experience every day,” Pope Francis said in the Spanish video message to the UN, published Sept. 23.
The pope called climate change “one of the most serious and worrying phenomena of our time.”
Pope Francis said that humanity is called to cultivate the moral qualities of “honesty, responsibility and courage” to face this global challenge.
He quested whether there is “a real political will” to “allocate greater human, financial and technological resources to mitigate the negative effects and climate change and to help the poorest and most vulnerable populations.”