Pope Francis’ Environmental Call to Action

By Pope Francis, June 24, 2015

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The earth  cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life.

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Pope Francis I, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is head of the Roman Catholic Church, which boasts 1.2 billion members worldwide. The first American pope, he was serving as a Cardinal in Argentina before being elected pope in 2013,See Pope Francis's website.

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