Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on Climate Change

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Pope Francis today issued the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’: On the Care For Our Common Home:

(English at:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2105201-laudato-si-inglese.html)

In the 184 page document addressed to all the people in the world, the Pope points out that care of the earth is a moral and spiritual concern for everyone rather than just a matter of science, politics and/or economics.  He further emphasizes the disproportionate impact of climate damage on the poor and criticizes the economic and political systems which favor short-term rewards for the wealthy.  He calls for urgent action  in dealing with the interconnected problems which have caused the environmental crisis which affects the whole world.