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Greater Manchester Faith and Civic Leaders Climate Change Delegation

Last week a group of 24 faith and civic leaders from Greater Manchester involved in climate change work participated in a visit to Rome for a series of meetings, including an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis.

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The delegation from Greater Manchester have committed to a greener future after discussing tackling climate change with the Pope during a visit to the Vatican.

The Bishops and Deans of Salford and Manchester and Metro Mayor Andy Burnham had a private audience with Pope Francis along with other religious and civic leaders from the North West.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said: “This is the first time that all the faith leaders of Greater Manchester have come together with civic leaders to agree our pledge for a greener Greater Manchester region.

"Over a decade ago, colleagues from Greater Manchester faith communities formed the group Our Faith, Our Planet, a forum raising awareness on environmental issues and encouraging collaboration to tackle the climate crisis across the region’s faith communities.

"Pope Francis has shown a commitment to focusing the world’s attention on the damage of climate change throughout his ten-year papacy."

We look forward to being involved with the work of this group going forward and bringing more of our communities together to take part in this work.