EPA chief hopes pope will spur concern on climate change


Pope Francis delivers his blessing while praying at a statue of Mary overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome on Dec. 8, 2014, during the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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(RNS) Francis has said he believes that man was primarily responsible for climate change, and that he hopes a U.N. summit in Paris, due to agree a global pact to limit greenhouse gases, will take a courageous stand.