Pope Francis’s Environmental Message Brings Thousands To Rome's Streets

Thousands of campaigners and religious leaders have marched through Rome, backing Pope Francis’s uncompromising environmental message ahead of an unprecedented Vatican conference on climate change, and urging world leaders to take action.
Holy See officials will this week discuss the environment with activists and scientists at a meeting at which Naomi Klein, a high-profile social activist, will take centre stage alongside Cardinal Peter Turkson, one of the pontiff’s most senior aides.
Soon after the release of Pope Francis’s highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, regarded as a landmark intervention in the global climate change debate, campaigners on Sunday travelled to Rome from across the globe to thank the Argentinian pontiff for his papal letter.