Pope Francis Meets and Encourages Young Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

via Joshua McElwee:

Pope Francis met briefly during his general audience April 17 with Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist who inspired a million students around the world to take part in a global strike last month to protest politicians’ inaction on climate change.

The pontiff approached Thunberg at the end of the audience and the two spoke for a few minutes. As Francis walked toward her, the 16-year-old held up a small sign encouraging people to take part in the planned second global strike, which is being held May 24.

She described the meeting here: