Catholic or not, the Pope is talking to you! “Faced with the global deterioration of the environment, I want to address every person who inhabits this planet,” the pope wrote. “In this encyclical, I especially propose to enter into discussion with everyone regarding our common home.”
It is a strange day when the Pope quotes modern science. The face of religion is changing, along with the climate. Pope Francis says, “numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity. ”
The Guardian reports that the “draft is not a detailed scientific analysis of the global warming crisis. Instead, it is the pope’s reflection of humanity’s God-given responsibility as custodians of the Earth.”
The Pope calls on governments to tackle pollution and carefully consider the development of poorer nations.
His holyness also calls out the climate change deniers and those that unravel social progress by saying “the attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions.”
Besides the calamity of the Pope’s encyclical being leaked before planned release, he will still have the chance to address the United Nations at his upcoming speach in the United States.
The internet has spoken its praise and gratitude to the Pope by creating this satirical and thrilling trailer to the Pope’s hypothetical new movie Pope Francis: The Encyclical. Hysterical! #PopeForPlanet