Pope Francis urges world leaders to act as compassionate custodians on world issues

Pope Francis urges world leaders to act as compassionate custodians on world issues

Pope Francis urges world leaders to act as compassionate custodians on world issues

Written by Tharushan Fernando

25 Sep, 2015 | 11:04 pm

Addressing the 70th sessions of the UNGA, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act as compassionate custodians on issues including Europe’s migrant crisis, world conflict and climate change.

His Holiness stated:

We human beings are part of the environment. We live in communion with it, since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect and any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity.”

The speech to the 193-member U.N. General Assembly expanded on many central themes Francis has already discussed during his trip to the United States and Cuba. His visit to the United Nations is the fifth by a pope.

 

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Speaking in Spanish, Francis thanked the “United Nations family” and greeted the citizens of all the nations represented in the hall, and began by speaking about the global dangers of unlimited power.

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