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Bono asks Pope Francis a question on the role of women in combating climate change


SPEAKER
We have a real, real, good friend of Scholas coming here, Mr. Bono! Thanks [very] much for being here.
Thanks Bono for joining us, thanks for joining the children from the Laudato Si' school.
And we welcome His Holiness, Pope Francis. Welcome. Welcome Pope Francis.

SPEAKER
As you want. Don't worry.

BONO
I'll just put my feet up, then.

On the fifth day, Laudato Si' school, congratulations it's amazing, and today I learned much more than I could possibly teach from all of you, who are amazing. I first became a supporter of Scholas some years back, four years back, and I was drawn to this idea of, kind of, a culture of encounter. This is a powerful phrase for the world. 

Are you going to translate or are people on headphones?

BONO
You didn't miss much. Today, what's happening by bringing into canon law the inclusivity is a big day, for even people who are not interested in the extraordinary things that are going on in Scholas, because we are seeing Pope Francis adopt inclusivity into Canon Law. So, not just interdenomination but interfaith, every faith, this is incredible. I'll get to my question.

BONO
And the question, which I think you know, in the “One” campaign, the superpower, girls' education was a superpower, is a superpower, in fighting extreme poverty. And I would like to ask His Holiness if he thinks that women and girls play the same powerful role in tackling the climate crisis.

POPE FRANCIS
In the common saying we usually talk about Mother Earth, not Father Earth.
That's it. It's very clear, it's very clear.

BONO
Big question, short answer.

  POPE FRANCIS
What's more, as I said before, since that afternoon of the apple, [women] are in charge.