Pope says global leaders must take care of environment, remember poor

August 26, 2009
By Bryon Cones
Catholic News Service

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI urged world leaders to address global environmental issues “with generous courage” and reminded them that the world’s resources are to be shared by all, including poorer countries.

The pope, speaking Aug. 26 at the summer papal residence outside Rome, addressed his remarks to representatives of governments and international agencies who will attend a high-level United Nations summit on climate change in September.