Pope Francis blasts climate change skeptics, cites 'moral' duty to act

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid
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12 September, 2017

"This law, which I think comes not from the legislature, but from the executive (branch) - if that's right, I'm not sure - I hope he rethinks it a bit", the Pope said, "because I've heard the president of the United States speak; he presents himself as a man who is pro-life, a good pro-lifer".

Speaking to reporters aboard the papal plane returning from a five-day trip to Colombia, he said he hoped Trump "rethinks" the decision to scrap the plan that allowed immigrants bought into the usa as children to remain.

Asked whether politicians have a responsibility to work with other countries to prevent climate change, the Pope responded: "All of us have a responsibility, all of us, small or large, a moral responsibility".

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.

Aboard the papal plane, September 11 - Pope Francis said Monday "why do they tarry in becoming aware of the effects of climate change?".

One hopes that it is re-thought somewhat ...

Pope Francis has made no bones about his distaste for Donald Trump ever since the 2016 campaign.

DACA was enacted by President Obama in 2012. They have called the decision "heartless" and "reprehensible".

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Trump has repeatedly denied his belief in man-made climate change.

Francis said he was grateful to both Italy and Greece for having welcomed so many migrants in.

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

"I don't know what Maduro is thinking, I don't know what's going on in his head", Francis admitted to reporters on his plane.

"We have a lot of faith in Francis's visit to this forgotten district", said Willy Martinez, a 43-year-old bricklayer. The incident in Colombia is not, however, the first physical hiccup to have happened during one of his trips overseas. "I didn't see the glass".

Francis visited the Colombian cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín, and Cartagena before returning to Rome. It is a hard message for many Colombians, who still have the trauma of kidnappings and killings fresh in their minds, but one which seems to have already had an important effect.

Francis acknowledged that he had not studied the particulars of DACA, but said "removing young people from their family is not a thing that bears good fruit, neither for the young person nor the family".

"Your repeated expressions about God's infinite mercy move me to plead your forgiveness for any tears and pain that we have caused the people of Colombia", Londono wrote.


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