Vatican hopes its pre-COP26 climate event will raise stakes in Glasgow

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By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican hopes a meeting where world religious leaders will take a common stand on the environment can “raise ambitions” on what can be achieved at next month’s U.N. Climate Change Conference, its foreign minister says. Monday’s day-long event, organised by the Vatican, the United Kingdom and Italy, brings together about 40 faith leaders of the world’s major religions and scientists, from about 20 countries. The leaders, including Pope Francis, will sign a joint appeal and hand it to Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Britain’s Alok Sharma…

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