Cardinal hints at main themes in Pope’s climate change encyclical

Leader of Catholic church will offer leaders hope, says official, and address causes of poverty and environmental degradation  

By Ed King
March 12, 2015

A senior Vatican Cardinal who helped craft Pope Francis’ expected encyclical on the environment has offered some clues on what it will contain.

It will, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, “explore the relationship between care for creation, integral human development and concern for the poor.”