Pope Francis prepares for climate conference with oil industry leaders

Pope Francis has invited executives from the world's largest oil companies to discus climate responsibilty.

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The oil industry's top figures will to be going to the Vatican in Rome next weekend. Executives from companies such as BP and ExxonMobile will be participating in a climate conference in which Pope Francis is expected to address the oil industry's responsibility to protect the climate, reports Reuters.

The Pope has extended the invitation at the same time as global oil and gas sector is experiencing increasing pressure from both investors and activists to take greater responsibility in the common effort to reach the Paris Climate Accord's goals writes Reuters.

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