Pope Francis revealed Wednesday he will publish an update to his seminal 2015 climate thesis in October, just weeks before the next round of UN climate talks.
The 86-year-old pontiff earlier this month mentioned plans to write a second part of "Laudato Si" but gave no details beyond saying it would address "current issues."
His so-called encyclical in 2015 laid the blame for global warming squarely on humanity's shoulders, and was seen as influential in United Nations climate talks in Paris later that year that led to landmark commitments.
At his weekly audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis set the date for his new version as October 4 — just weeks before the next round of UN talks, at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates in November and December.
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