Tonga’s King talks climate change with Pope Francis

King of Tonga discusses environment with the Pope, as Vatican gets its first Tongan Cardinal

By Sophie Yeo
Responding to Climate Change
February 17, 2015

Tonga’s King has taken the environmental challenges facing the small island states in the Pacific to the Vatican.

King Tupou VI, a Methodist, and his wife, Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho, discussed the topic with Pope Francis during a tour of Rome and London.