Pope Francis just showed his priorities with this shocking move
Pope Francis is cementing his name as the Social Justice Warrior Pope.
He has repeatedly attacked President Trump on everything from immigration to the Second Amendment.
Now the Pope made an announcement that will rile up Trump supporters.
Pope Francis announced that he is hosting a gathering at the Vatican to combat global warming.
Pope Francis is hosting a gathering next week at the Vatican with executives of major oil producers and investment firms to talk about how the companies can address climate change, according to several people familiar with the event.
Why it matters: It’s one of the most significant developments showing how corporations are working with other world leaders on climate change amid President Trump’s whole-scale retreat on the issue.
Situational awareness: One year ago today, Trump announced his intention to withdraw America from the Paris climate deal, which now has support from every country except the United States. Three years ago, Pope Francis wrote his encyclical — a papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church — on the importance of addressing climate change, a first in the church’s history.
Last year President Trump announced he was exiting the Paris Climate Change Accord.
In his White House Rose Garden announcement, President Trump said:
“The fact that the Paris deal hamstrings the United States, while empowering some of the world’s top polluting countries, should dispel any doubt as to the real reason why foreign lobbyists wish to keep our magnificent country tied up and bound down by this agreement: It’s to give their country an economic edge over the United States. That’s not going to happen while I’m President. I’m sorry.”
This outraged the Pope, who has made combatting global warming a top priority of his papacy.
But Pope Francis failed to lift a finger when Ireland’s Eighth Amendment – which banned abortion – was on the chopping block last month.
Ireland is still predominately a Catholic country.
So the Pope surely could have influenced the vote to save the abortion ban, but he decided to stay silent.
Now thousands of innocent Irish babies will be sentenced to death by abortion.