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Greta's shake hands with the Pope

The Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg has taken after the General audience in St Peter's square on Wednesday, Pope Francis . She was able to gr

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Greta's shake hands with the Pope

The Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg has taken after the General audience in St Peter's square on Wednesday, Pope Francis . She was able to greet the Church leader personally, and a few words change.

The 16-year-old student showed the Pope a poster with the Slogan "Join the climate strike" (join the climate-strike). The two shook hands. "He was very friendly. He smiled and laughed the whole time," said Thunberg, the Swedish newspaper "Dagens Nyheter". "I have thanked him for it, that he fights for the climate." The Pope had, in turn, encouraged Thunberg to Continue.

"join the climate-strike": Greta Thunberg shows the Pope in a poster. (17. April 2019) image: Vatican Media/Reuters

The Swede, who used planes and Europe by train travels, was on Wednesday morning in Rome, arrived. She was wearing a backpack and an umbrella to protect themselves from the Roman spring sun.

reception in the Senate President

Thunberg and his Holiness Pope Francis to the common interest for climate protection share. While the young Swede for your school strikes is for the climate, the Pope again Appeals for environmental protection . The Pontifex was released in the year 2015 with "Laudato Si" an Encyclical letter on environmental issues.

After the Visit to the Pope, Greta Thunberg should be on Thursday from Italy's Senate President, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati received. On good Friday, Thunberg will participate with the environmental activists of the "Fridays for Future Roma" at a Protest in Rome.

Since August, 2018 the 16-Year-old is on strike for more climate protection in the world. Their Protest has now inspired people all over the world, to go to Fridays on the road to a stronger climate policy.

(oli/sda)

Created: 17.04.2019, 13:27 PM

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