Pope FrancisPope FrancisPhotos of the Week: Manchin, California oil spill and a podium dog The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Senate nears surprise deal on short-term debt ceiling hike Pope expresses ‘sadness and pain’ for victims of clergy abuse in France MORE on Saturday called on lawmakers to forego what he called “narrow” partisan politics and fight climate change ahead of the U.N. annual climate conference.
“To meet this challenge, everyone has a role to play,″ Francis told lawmakers from multiple countries, The Associated Press reported. ”That of political and government leaders is especially important, and indeed crucial.”
“This demanding change of direction will require great wisdom, foresight and concern for the common good: in a word, the fundamental virtues of good politics,″ he added.
The “narrow confines” of politics need to be overcome for climate change, Francis said. The annual…