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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:47 AM

Merkel: Pope Urged Me To Fight For Paris Climate Deal

Source: Associated Press


By NICOLE WINFIELD Published JUNE 17, 2017 9:37 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal and shared her aim to “bring down walls,” and not build them.

Merkel and Francis met for about 40 minutes Saturday in the Apostolic Palace, focusing on the Group of 20 summit that Germany is hosting in Hamburg on July 7-8. The Vatican said the talks focused on the need for the international community to combat poverty, hunger, terrorism and climate change.

Merkel told reporters she briefed the pope on Germany’s G-20 agenda, which she said “assumes that we are a world in which we want to work together multilaterally, a world in which we don’t want to build walls but bring down walls.”

Francis has consistently called for nations to build bridges not walls — including in reference to the border wall the Trump administration wants to build with Mexico.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/merkel-pope-paris-climate-deal

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Reply Merkel: Pope Urged Me To Fight For Paris Climate Deal (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #1
riversedge Jun 2017 #3
DFW Jun 2017 #5
Norbert Jun 2017 #2
Kittycow Jun 2017 #4
Bayard Jun 2017 #6
llmart Jun 2017 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:56 AM

1. So Trump

is anti- anything to do with Obama or the Pope.

His historical roots are about 1927, from dad

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:41 AM

3. Trump has claimed good German genes

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:36 AM

5. Most Germans think he got the worst of their genes

But, I suppose, as usual, Trump is right and 80 million Germans are wrong.......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:00 AM

2. Glad that the leader of the free world is opposing tRump

on the climate deal

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Response to Norbert (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:11 AM

4. Thankfully we still have a leader of the free world!

With Macron and Trudeau to help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:16 AM

6. Sounds like the Pope is a pretty cool guy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:45 PM

7. Explains the look on his face...

when he had to meet the orange anus.

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