Why the COP26 climate conference matters for Catholics

28 October 2021


The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, will begin this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

In this video from America’s “Behind the Story”, Sebastian Gomes, America’s executive editor of audio and video, speaks with Peter Knox SJ, a Jesuit priest in South Africa and an expert in environmental issues, to understand why this climate conference is important for Catholics around the world and how it aligns with Pope Francis’ priorities for the Church.

“Glasgow cannot just be another big international meeting where people come and talk. There’s something that they have to do and have to do very quickly. And I think that doesn’t just apply to governments; I think it applies to us as ordinary citizens of our respective countries as well. Climate change is not something in the distant future. It is not something that our children are going to have to deal with. It is happening now. It is real. And it is accelerating,” Fr Knox explains.

To watch the full video interview, click here.

To read an excerpt of their conversation, click here.

With thanks to America Media.


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