Statements from the Vatican & Pontifical Academy

Pope Francis:
Pope Francis Message on September 1, World Day of Prayer for Creation [Link]
Global warming as sin/protecting creation as 8th work of mercy [Link]
Pope Francis address to Pontifical Academy:
On sustainable development of human societies and their environments [Link]
Biological Extinction: How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend [Link]

3/19/13, Pope Francis, Inauguration
"I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment."

Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home
[Link]

Boston College website videos:
Opening lecture by John Holdren and The Canisius Lecture by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
[Link]

5/21/14
“The first chapter of Genesis, at the very beginning of the Bible, shows us that God delights of His creation, by repeatedly emphasizing the beauty and goodness of all things. At the end of each day, it is written: "God saw that it was good" ( 1,12.18.21.25 ) …but if God sees that Creation is something good and beautiful, we too must have this attitude, we must see that Creation is something good and beautiful.”
[Link]

8/31/14
“I hope,” said Pope Francis, “that everyone – institutions, associations and citizens – will strengthen their efforts, so as to safeguard the life and health of people by respecting the environment and nature.”
[Link]

9/24/14
“The Holy See has often stressed that there is a moral imperative to act, for we all bear the responsibility to protect and to value creation for the good of this and future generations. Pope Francis, from the beginning of his Pontificate, has underlined the importance of “protecting our environment, which all too often, instead of using for the good, we exploit greedily, to one another’s detriment”
[Link]

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