Pope sounds pol­lu­tion warn­ing to oil bosses

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VAT­I­CAN CITY: Pope Fran­cis has told world oil ex­ec­u­tives that the tran­si­tion to less-pol­lut­ing en­ergy sources “is a chal­lenge of epochal pro­por­tions”.

He said yes­ter­day that mod­ern so­ci­ety with “mas­sive move­ment of in­for­ma­tion, per­sons and things re­quires an im­mense sup­ply of en­ergy”.

How­ever, he said 1 bil­lion peo­ple still lack elec­tric­ity.

The pope said meet­ing the en­ergy needs of ev­ery­one on Earth must be done in ways “that avoid cre­at­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal im­bal­ances”. – AP

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