Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home

27/06/2015

Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”

The release by Pope Francis of his recent encyclical Laudato Si – On Care for our Common Home (1) has drawn some controversy with suggestions he clean-up his own house before attempting to save the planet.

In keeping with environmental statements issued from other leading church figures such as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Patriarch Bartholemew (2) and the Dalai Lama (3) personal issues on religion and doctrine should be set aside and this document must be viewed as a strong message from an important world figure which sends a challenge to such others in the lead to the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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