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Pope Francis: A spokesman for the planet. 


This could be a great week for Planet Earth.

The confluence of Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States and the United Nations’ acceptance of 17 Sustainable Development Goals make this week a potential tipping point for our planet.

On June 18, Pope Francis issued an encyclical on the environment.
In it, Francis messages to the Roman Catholic Church’s 1.2 billion followers and to all: “I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
He adds: “Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded.”
There are countless appeals from Francis beyond this encyclical advising us all that…

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September 24, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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