Pope to Speak on Climate Change at UN?
Chris Suellentrop is reporting at the Opinionater blog at The New York Times online that the Pope will likely speak on climate change at the United Nations next year, and that he will sound more like Al Gore that George Bush:
Last week the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI would accept Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon’s invitation to address the United Nations, likely next year. As for what subject he will stress, Rocco Palma of Whispers in the Loggia thinks we can get some foresight from the Vatican’s point man at the U.N., Archbishop Celestino Migliore. Migliore may dress in black but he thinks green. In a recent speech, Palma tells us, the archbishop “cited the ‘inescapable reality’ of the ‘degradation’ of the cosmos and offered some tips on how to combat climate change.” While many feel the pope himself is a reactionary, on global warming he seems to be an open door for Al Gore. “The world is not something indifferent, raw material to be utilized simply as we see fit,” Benedict said in an Earth Day address. “Rather, it is part of God’s good plan, in which all of us are called to be sons and daughters in the one Son of God, Jesus Christ.”