Pope Benedict: Courage and Sacrifice Necessary December 23, 2009 : 5:22 PM

As the negotiations in Copenhagen reached their final stages, Pope Benedict delivered the following message to the new ambassador from Denmark:

"“while some consensus can undoubtedly be reached” through the elaboration of shared aspirations, policies and targets, “fundamental change – individual or collective – requires conversion of heart”."

"For this reason we need “courage and sacrifice, fruits of an ethical awakening, enable us to envisage a better world”, because when the “moral tenor of society” declines the “challenges facing today’s leaders can only increase”."