Caring for creation - central to Pope Francis’ papacy

September 8, 2016
By Tony Magliano
Catholic Online

As the first pope in history to write an encyclical letter on the environment, Pope Francis demonstrated to the Catholic Church and world, the urgent importance of caring for God’s creation.

But Francis’ challenging green encyclical “Laudato Si’ ” (subtitled “On Care for Our Common Home”) was but the first major initiative of a papacy significantly dedicated to teaching us to care for both humanity and the earth - which he insists are intimately connected to each other - “integral ecology.”