Tag: Pope Francis

Pope To Meet With Homeless, Prisoners And Immigrants In US

Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.   In Cuba, he’ll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana – as both of his immediate predecessors did during their trips to the Caribbean island nation. He’ll travel to Holguin and pray […]

The Pope joins the EU in a sad world of make-believe

What has a Papal Encyclical calling on the world to end its use of fossil fuels and to pray to God for the success of the global “climate summit” in December got in common with the Greek euro crisis, the ominous rift between the West and Russia, and the shambles Europe is making over the […]

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of […]

Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

In a series of seminars organized between 1994 and 1998 on the island of Halki off the coast of Istanbul in Turkey, we drew attention to the close connection between ecology and economy. Both terms share the Greek root oikos, which signifies “home.” It therefore came as no surprise to us that our beloved brother […]

Behind the Scenes With the Pope’s Secret Science Committee

Several dozen of the world’s most prominent scientists sprang from their seats and left the Vatican hall where they were holding a conference on the environment in May 2014. They were bound for a meet-and-greet with Pope Francis at the modest Vatican hotel where he lives, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. Among the horde was Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a […]

Pope Francis Releases ‘Laudato Si’ Encyclical And Lays Out Moral Case For Addressing Climate Change

The draft text of the encyclical, titled “Laudato Si’” (“Be praised”), was leaked Monday by the Italian magazine L’Espresso in what Vatican officials called a “heinous act.”   Already buzzed-about in Catholic and political circles before the leak, the pope’s global call on the environment generated strong reaction this week, with everyone from theologians to […]

Pope pleas to world to stop climate change destruction

Pope Francis on Thursday issued a global plea for action to prevent “extraordinary” climate change from destroying the planet and said wealthy countries must bear primary responsibility for creating the problem and for solving it.   In a radically worded letter addressed to every person on the planet, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion […]

Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix ‘perverse’ economy

In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a “structurally perverse” economic system where the rich exploit the poor, turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.”   Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to […]

Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earths ecosystem in leaked encyclical

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would […]

Et Tu, Pontifex? Pope Francis Leaps Aboard ‘Global Warming’ Bandwagon

This is the sort of hackneyed language and extremely dubious science you might expect from a 16-year old trotting out the formulaic bilge and accepted faux-wisdom required these days to pass a fairly typical exam paper in Geography or Environmental Sciences.   But what it most definitely isn’t the kind of thing you’d want or […]