Orthodox and other religious leaders issue environmental appeal at Vatican summit (+VIDEO)

Rome, October 5, 2021

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Participants in a religious leaders’ summit in Rome yesterday made a joint appeal to the international community to take urgent measures to protect and heal the environment.

The event, organized by the embassies of Great Britain and Italy at the Holy See, was timed to the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and was attended by the leaders of various Christian denominations, world religions, and diplomatic corps.

Orthodox representatives included His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Russian Church’s Department for External Church Relations, and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Met. Hilarion told RIA-Novosti that Romanian priest Fr. Ioan Sauca also presented, though he was representing not the Romanian Church, but the World Council of Churches, for which he is currently acting General Secretary.

The environmental appeal was also signed by Pope Francis and representatives of other Christian confessions, as well as representatives from Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism, reports TASS.

The appeal reads:

We ask the whole world to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible, to prevent the average global temperature from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. We appeal to the richest countries not only to take the necessary measures to preserve the environment on their territory, but also to provide financial assistance to the most vulnerable countries to help them cope with climate challenges.

The religious leaders also call upon politicians to ensure greater cooperation in developing green energy.

“Our faiths and spirituality,” the appeal notes, “teach the duty of caring for the human family and the environment.”

In his interview with RIA-Novosti, Met. Hilarion notes that he spoke at the summit about the Russian Church’s duty to help strengthen the resolve of people from all walks of life to take joint responsibility for creation, with reference to the document “The Position of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Issues of Ecology” adopted by the Bishops’ Council in 2013.

Pat. Bartholomew begins speaking at 42:45, and Met. Hilarion begins at 53:45 in the video below:

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Basil Hill-Zeck10/6/2021 2:07 am
Meanwhile, the Papacy & the EP collaborate with the Godless Authorities to oppress, brutalize, & kill Orthodox Christians in Ukraine & Novorossiya...
sherlock_holmes10/5/2021 11:31 pm
Motto:" What started in Russia will end up in America !"... Under the guise of climate change you can find the communism ( economy slow down or collapse, no more jobs for a lot of people, no mortgage or loan payments and therefore the transfer of property to the owner class) or eugenics and depopulation ( people breathe and kill Gaia ).But the owner class hide the poison in the gullible people birthday cake. Families with many kids or even kids, memories, memories...
Noah10/5/2021 11:27 pm
After all had signed, Frank turned the demon thermostat down 1.5 degrees killing off 3 billion people with caloric restriction. All wait now in silence for the magic temperature to blasphemously save the creation. Poison in our food water medicine. Ehhh. Just turn down the CO2 ration.
Panagiotis10/5/2021 9:32 pm
What a joke... More environmental pollution nonsense.... During the Industrial Revolution there was more industrial pollution than at any time in human history... polluted rivers recovered over time... The Earth rejuvenates itself... the Orthodox should not have gone to this, there are more pressing issues to deal with than this liberal nonsense... Just my opinion..
sherlock_holmes10/5/2021 7:36 pm
It is obvious that they don't know what carbon dioxide is or Pandora's box ,but were sent at the summit for a symbolic meeting ,signatures and a good nap during the talking.
Antiochene Son10/5/2021 6:45 pm
Christians are being persecuted in various ways around the world, evangelism is lacking both in Orthodox lands as well as the diaspora, schisms are multiplying in the Church, and nothing of substance is done about any of it. Instead, our shepherds are jetting around the world to sign secularist statements for Marxist, anti-human goals. THE CHURCH IS NOT AN N.G.O.!
Mikhail10/5/2021 5:43 pm
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and EP Bartholomew have finally found common ground on the Marxist climate change movement. Lord have mercy.
AncientPreference10/5/2021 5:30 pm
Humans exhale CO2. Zero CO2 emissions means we are all eliminated. If anyone hasnt't figured it out yet, these people don't want us to exist.
ACatharina10/5/2021 1:38 pm
Madness. Can you even comprehend what "zero carbon dioxide emissions" means in practical everyday life? Our kids will be sent back to the Stone Age, with help of church hierarchs, if the greendeal-idiots get their way.
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