Pope Francis

“Patriarch Bartholomew has spoken in particular of the need for each of us to repent of the ways we have harmed the planet, for “inasmuch as we all generate small ecological damage”, we are called to acknowledge “our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation”.  He has repeatedly stated this firmly and persuasively, challenging us to acknowledge our sins against creation: “For human beings… to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”. For “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God”.”

Pope Francis quoting Patriarch Bartholomew in Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of The Holy Father Francis On Care For Our Common Home May 24, 2015



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  1. This pope will likely do more good for the world than many of his predecessors, combined. He truly speaks to the root causes of poverty and destruction, as well as the sanctity of the earth. I like that he does not speak in platitudes, but in real examples, and is causing so much pain amongst the climate deniers. He is hitting a nerve. Good for him.


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