Pope urged me to fight for Paris climate deal, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the US withdrawal and shared her aim to “bring down walls,” and not build them. Merkel and Francis met for about 40 minutes Saturday in the Apostolic Palace, focusing on the Group of 20 summit that Germany is hosting in Hamburg on July 7-8…