During Wednesday's generalaudiens at St. peter's in Rome, met the Swedish Greta Thunberg and Pope Fransiskus. Thunberg sat at the front during the audiensen, in the company of, among others, his father Svante Thunberg. The meeting with the pope took place in direct connection to the audiensen.
" He was very warm and friendly. It was informal and he smiled and laughed the whole time, " says Greta Thunberg to DN.
I thanked him for fighting for the climate. And he said, ”Carry on, Greta. Just carry on!”.
Pope Fransiskus has repeatedly expressed its concern over climate change.
the Meeting with the pope is a part of Greta Thunberg påsklovsresa in Europe. On Tuesday, she held her speech, she is, in the european Parliament in Strasbourg, and on Thursday she speaks in the Italian senate. Good Friday she spends with the Italian branch of the climate movement she started in August last year – in a skolstrejk in the centre of Rome.