Respect humanity as right to environment: Pope Francis
Sept.25, New York: Pope Francis addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York Friday has urged to respect humanity as right to the environment.
Francis spoke at length on a range of subjects from equity and the environmental protection to the promotion of the rule of law and eradicating global poverty.
He welcomed the deal between Iran and world powers on its nuclear deal, calling it proof of the potential of political goodwill.
Pope has also highlighted the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, set to be adopted by UN Member States later this morning, and the upcoming climate conference in Paris, and warned that the realities in the Middle East and Africa were grave.
He said, “I must renew my repeated appeals regarding the painful situation of the entire Middle East, North Africa and other African countries.” He also said, “These realities should serve as a grave summons to an examination of conscience on the part of those charged with the conduct of international affairs.”
Later he will visit the 11 September memorial for a multi-faith service.