Earth’s resources must be protected for future generations, says pope

August 30, 2010
Catholic News Service

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy – People today have a duty to leave the earth in a state in which future generations “can live in dignity and safeguard it further,” said Pope Benedict XVI.

Expressing his support for the Sept. 1 Day for Safeguarding Creation, the pope told people gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo Aug. 29, “There can be no peace in the world without respecting the environment.”