Christopher Dodson of the North Dakota Catholic Conference writes:
After reading some of the attacks on Pope Francis for “straying” into the subject of climate change that his predecessor supposedly would not have touched, I recalled that I had once compiled a list of speeches and addresses about climate change made Pope Benedict and members of the curia during his pontificate.
A couple years ago the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly published an article I wrote regarding Catholic teaching, food, and the environment. An earlier draft of that article included the list in a footnote. It did not make the final draft. Alas, the original draft was still on my computer!
I thought you would be interested.
Benedict XVI, “Address Of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps for the Traditional Exchange Of New Year Greetings,” (January 11, 2010);Benedict XVI, “Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI For The Celebration of the World Day Of Peace: If You Want To Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation,” January 1, 2010;
Benedict XVI, “Urbi et Orbi Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,” Easter 2009;
Benedict XVI, “Message to U.N. Summit on Climate Change,” (September 22, 2009);
Benedict XVI, “Message Of His Holiness Benedict XVI to Mr Jacques Diouf, Director General of FAO on The Occasion Of World Food Day 2010,” (October 15, 2010);
Cardinal Peter Turkson, “Address on Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World,” (October 27, 2011);
Pontifical Academy of Sciences, “Report on the Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene,” (May 11, 2011);
The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers, “Message for World Tourism Day 2010,” (June 29, 2010).