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Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustnít destroy civilization
Associated Press ^ | Jun 09, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

Posted on 06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.”

The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from 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.

While Francis lauded the oil executives for embedding an assessment of climate change risks into their planning strategies, he also put them on notice for their “continued search for fossil fuel reserves,” 2½ years after the Paris climate accord “clearly urged keeping most fossil fuels underground.”

“Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization,” he implored.

Energy experts and those who advocate fighting climate change expressed doubts before the conference that it would amount to anything other than a PR opportunity for the companies to burnish their image without making meaningful changes. …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Religion; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: antipope; bribery; catholic; cleanenergy; climatechangehoax; energy; francischurch; globalwarminghoax; hydrocarbons; kickbacks; liberalagenda; maga; oilexecutives; opec; payoffs; popefrancis; shakedown; stfu
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1 posted on 06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Shut up, popehole.


2 posted on 06/09/2018 4:08:40 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: Olog-hai

Bergoglio knows as much about energy apparently as he does the Bible.


3 posted on 06/09/2018 4:09:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good Lord.

How about advocating for Christ?


4 posted on 06/09/2018 4:09:25 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Olog-hai

Bring back John Paul II.


5 posted on 06/09/2018 4:10:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: Olog-hai

Do leaders of Catholicism even ever READ the scriptures?


6 posted on 06/09/2018 4:11:02 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought he was a preacher and a pastor, not an economist or business executive. How does he know more about the energy industry than the random person in the Buenos Aires phonebook? But he’s going to lecture people who’ve made that their life’s work and have been successful at it. Does he actually think that that industry wants to kill or injure their own customers?


7 posted on 06/09/2018 4:11:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

So when will the “Pope” ask the same of some Mullahs?


8 posted on 06/09/2018 4:11:38 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Olog-hai; dfwgator
Has he heard about Saint Joe of Valdez?


9 posted on 06/09/2018 4:12:05 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Olog-hai

Expanding sources of energy created civilization in the first place.


10 posted on 06/09/2018 4:12:31 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Olog-hai

The coward anti-pope won’t fight pedophilia and evils instead he has to hide behind a crusade for “the planet”.


11 posted on 06/09/2018 4:13:15 PM PDT by WMarshal (Molon Labe!)
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To: Olog-hai

The availability of cheap, reliable electricity is absolutely necessary for the generation of real wealth and the alleviation of miserable poverty. The creation of real wealth correlates best with the degree of social justice found in any society. Without abundant cheap fossil fuels, electricity production would be curtailed and it would much more expensive. People will suffer. The Pope has a disdain for capitalism and should not be giving economic advice.


12 posted on 06/09/2018 4:20:18 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Bring back John Paul II.

Now, there was a pope who knew how to pope.

13 posted on 06/09/2018 4:22:24 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Olog-hai

If he was really in the know, he’d understand that oil production and sales is one of the few things that is keeping civilization from destroying itself with war.

Sad so many people have to comment on things they know nothing about.

rwood


14 posted on 06/09/2018 4:22:30 PM PDT by Redwood71
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To: Olog-hai

Guess he figures that’s his role in life.


15 posted on 06/09/2018 4:23:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Olog-hai
As usual, the fraud Popester has it ass backward.
16 posted on 06/09/2018 5:03:48 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: LittleBillyInfidel
Don't conflate Pope Francis and his Peeps with all the "leaders of Catholicism."

i do get your point, though. Pope Conspicuous Humbleness seems to love gadding about with global power-brokers, saying stupid thing about public policy issues where his expertise is equal to a dull, earnest middle-schooler's, and in his spare time, supervising the controlled demolition of Catholicism.

17 posted on 06/09/2018 5:05:58 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God." - 1 Peter 4:17)
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To: Olog-hai

How utterly ignorant is this pope? Can the church not recall him?


18 posted on 06/09/2018 5:29:38 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Olog-hai

Does the Vatican read FreeRepublic?

Thorium energy Pope, thorium energy. Will solve most of the world’s energy problems and pollution problems as well. End of story.

Got it? Now back to bringing lost souls to Christ...


19 posted on 06/09/2018 5:31:47 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pope has become the pope of Gaia religion.


20 posted on 06/09/2018 5:54:11 PM PDT by Moorings
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