‘Creation Is Groaning!’: Pope Francis Denounces Endless Growth, Humanity’s Assault on Nature

By Andrea Germanos
Common Dreams
September 1, 2020

“Climate restoration is of utmost importance, since we are in the midst of a climate emergency.”

Pope Francis on Tuesday railed against humanity’s exploitation of natural resources and pursuit of endless growth as he urged people across the world to act with the urgency young people worldwide have demanded to protect the Earth and build back better from the coronavirus pandemic.

The pope’s call came in a written message to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and in which he urged people to view the “disintegration of biodiversity, spiraling climate disasters, and unjust impact of the current pandemic on the poor and vulnerable” as “a wakeup call in the face of our rampant greed and consumption.”

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