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Threatened islands appeal to pope

VATICAN (SE): Some island state leaders from the Pacific Ocean area took time out from the 23rd Conference of Parties on the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany, on November 13, to pay a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican.
 
The president of the tiny phosphate island of Nauru, Baron Waqa, told the pope, “We are on the frontline of climate change. The devastating impact of cyclones has caused enormous losses for our fragile economies and matters have not ended there.”
 

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