- Dec 11, 2019
Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand he was “scandalized” by some of the anti-migrant rhetoric he hears in Europe, and he is convinced people are being manipulated into thinking the only way they can preserve their lifestyles is by building walls.
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.
A possible recognition of “ecological sins” in the Catholic Church’s main teaching document would help “sharpen our consciences in matters of ecological abuse,” according to Dr. Christopher Thompson, a leading moral theologian.
One of Taiwan’s leading solar energy companies has found a natural ally for their ecological agenda in the Vatican under Pope Francis, who is widely known for his environmental advocacy.
Sister Nathalie Becquart believes Pope Francis is using synods to gradually build consensus and preserve Church unity.
The global ecological crisis is just one of the effects of a distorted and diseased view people have of the world, themselves and each other, Pope Francis said in a new book.