Pope calls for action on ‘emergency’ of plastics littering oceans

September 1, 2018
By Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent

In a message focusing on the “precious element” of water, Pope Francis has called for urgent action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans.

He lamented the lack of effective regulation to protect the world’s waters while also drawing attention to the perilous ocean crossings made by migrants around the world.