Pope Francis Under Fire For Controversial Climate Change Remark

By Daniel Walker | May 6, 2024

Climate change

When questioned about his message to climate change skeptics, the Pope shared his thoughts with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell saying, "Some people are stupid (necios), and stupid even if you show them research, they don't believe it."
 

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“Why? Because they don’t understand the situation, or because of their interests, but climate change exists,” the 87-year-old pope asserted.
 

One-on-one interview

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Prior to this occasion, Pope Francis had not engaged in a comprehensive one-on-one interview with a U.S. television network throughout his 11-year tenure as pontiff.