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Pope Francis addresses Clinton summit with call to ‘take action’ on climate change ‘before it’s too late’

Pope Francis on Monday spoke to the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) “Keep Going” session urging action on climate change “before it’s too late.”

The leader of the Catholic Church also said on the live video call to former President Bill Clinton that “it is necessary to share thoughts on how to contribute to the common good and how not to leave behind the most vulnerable people such as children.”

“You, Mr. President, have listed the many challenges of our time: climate change, humanitarian crises affecting migrants and refugees and child care, and many others,” Pope Francis said. 

The pontiff later added, “When we talk about migration, let’s think about the eyes of the children we’ve seen in refugee camps.”

The Biden administration will be represented by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland during the summit. Additional speakers include Hillary Clinton, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, retired NBA player Dwyane Wade, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and Fox News host Dana Perino.

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 


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