- Dec 14, 2019
Although superficially, “The Two Popes” is about an imagined conversation between Pope Benedict XVI and then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio – today Pope Francis – for the director of the film it is all about guilt, forgiveness and dialogue.
Four years after publishing his provocative encyclical ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has criticized its implementation, saying in two separate messages published this week that the global resolutions the document hoped to influence are failing, largely due a lack of commitment from the parties involved.
Catholic campaigners at U.N. climate talks welcomed support from Pope Francis and vowed to bring a “firm moral perspective” to intergovernmental negotiations.
Despite growing recognition of climate change as a legitimate and looming threat, current commitments to mitigate its effects and alter human behavior fall short of those needed to resolve the crisis in time, Pope Francis said.
Decades of fruitful international cooperation on protecting the earth’s ozone layer serve as an important lesson for guiding collaboration needed today, Pope Francis said.
When Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea was young, he and his neighbors noticed that their well water tasted of salt. Crops also failed as the soil became salty.