The Pope and Climate Change
Can Laudato Si Help Modernize the Catholic Church?
The following is an introduction to the recent Breakthrough Journal essay "Modern Pope" by Sally Vance-Trembath. To read the Journal piece, click here.
This month, Pope Francis again referred to climate change as a “sin.”
Recalling last year’s landmark encyclical Laudato Si (Our Common Home), Francis spoke of climate change as an unacceptable trashing of God’s creation, and as an unjust imposition of environmental devastation against the world’s most vulnerable poor populations.