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Pope Francis on the Care of the Earth

Argentine Flag 18479116_sPope Francis’ latest encyclical is titled Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home. In it he follows the lead of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, speaking of the Earth as our Sister and Mother and lamenting its being “burdened and laid waste,” much like “the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor.”

As soon as it was published, the encyclical drew praise and criticism from unusual quarters.… Read More