Pope Francis Links Concerns for the Poor and the Environment

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“Please, let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment."At first glance this is a counterintuitive statement. How might concern for the poor and for the environment be linked? Aren’t they often mutually exclusive? Aren’t humanitarians and tree-huggers loving different things? Can we be both Mother Teresa and St. Francis of Assisi? Pope Francis obviously seems to think so. Of course, this really is not new Chris … [Read more...]


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