November 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Yeb Sano, former climate change commissioner for Philippines, is so concerned about global warming that he and other Catholic pilgrims are walking 900 miles from Rome to Paris for the U.N. climate change conference.
It’s time, Sano believes, for world leaders to sign a binding agreement that helps reduce the impact of climate change.
The walkers left Rome at the end of September and plan to arrive in time for the summit, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 11. Before leaving from St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sano briefly met Pope Francis, whose encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” champions how a change of heart is necessary to protect the earth and all its inhabitants.