African Church Leaders Advocates for Climate Justice during COP27 Conference
By John Villar
November 18, 2022
The Pastors and church leaders of Africa let their voices be heard for the COP-27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Vatican News reported that at the core of their message, the leaders asked for developing countries to create and establish a 'compensation mechanism' for the loss and damages brought upon by climate change worsened by industrial activities.
The article said that Cardinal Ambongo of Kinshasa, the Vice-President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and President of its Justice, Peace and Development Commission spoke at the Parish of Our Lady of Peace in Sharm El Sheikh. The cardinal spoke about the effects of climate change and how it is a 'lived reality' when it comes to Africans.