Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an...

Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an 'epochal' challenge

Jun 9, 2018 Read more: SFGate
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis told world oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources "is a challenge of epochal proportions," and warned that the satisfying the globe's energy needs "must not destroy civilization." The Vatican says the two-day conference with oil executives was meant as a follow-up to the pope's encyclical three years ago calling on people to save the planet from the ravages of climate change and other environmental ills. Participants included the CEOs of Italian oil giant ENI, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Norway's Statoil as well as scientists and managers of major investment funds. Their remarks on the first day of the closed-door conference were not released by the Vatican.

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