Climate activists appeal to Pope over oil pipeline in East Africa
By Inés San Martín
March 24, 2022
ROME – Ugandan climate activists met with Pope Francis at the Vatican at the end of his weekly Wednesday audience to ask for his support in their campaign to stop the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
“This meeting with Pope Francis is vital because activists, environmental defenders and scientists have been reaching out to world leaders about the dangers the people and the planet are facing, for years now,” said Vanessa Nakate, a climate justice activist from Uganda.