The Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg meets today, Wednesday (9.30 am) Pope Francis at the General audience in St Peter’s square. The 16-Year-old belongs to the circle of those from the mass of visitors, the welcome the Church leader personally.
More than a few words will not be changed to take this opportunity to normally. A private audience is not provided. Thunberg and Francis have a heart to share concerns: the protection of the climate. The young Swede has become for their school strikes, which have now inspired people all over the world to go on Friday on the road.
The Pontiff released in 2015 with “Laudato Si” issues an Encyclical on the environment. He criticizes deniers of climate change. For the autumn-planned trip takes the Pope in countries that are severely threatened by climate change: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.
In the course of their trip to Italy, the 16 want to visit-Year-old is also the Senate and the house of deputies in Rome, and good Friday is not a holiday in Italy on a school strike in Rome.