Mayor Garcetti, Pope Francis Talk Climate Change and Immigration in Vatican Meeting

Mayor Eric Garcetti meets with Pope Francis on Aug. 9, 2019 at the Vatican. (Credit: Twitter.com/@MayorOfLA)

Mayor Eric Garcetti meets with Pope Francis on Aug. 9, 2019 at the Vatican. (Credit: Twitter.com/@MayorOfLA)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Pope Francis on Friday in a private meeting at the Vatican, where they discussed climate change, youth, poverty and immigration.

Garcetti shared photographs of the visit on social media, saying in a statement he was moved by the Roman Catholic Church leader’s “inspired words about matters that will shape the future of our world, and to have the chance to speak to him about our mutual work to save this planet and serve our fellow human beings.”

Garcetti said Francis offered greetings for the people of L.A.

“We are grateful for his grace, his prayers, and a message of faith, love, understanding, and cooperation that brings peace and comfort to people everywhere,” Garcetti said.

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