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Christian Leaders Urge Action to Stem Dangerous Global Warming

The heads of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion issued a rare joint statement

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

Photographer: TIZIANA FABI/AFP

Pope Francis, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury issued for the first time a joint statement calling for action to address climate change and social inequality. 

The three leaders sent the plea ahead of United Nations-led climate talks in Glasgow in November. At the gathering, known as COP26, global leaders will discuss measures to slow the warming of the planet.