‘Green Pope’ sees Creation as a Gift

September 20, 2009

Father Lombardi Comments on Pontiff’s Ecological Openness

VATICAN CITY - The environmental concern of Benedict XVI, often tagged the “Green Pope” in the media, is anchored in a religious and ethical vision of the world, according to a Vatican spokesman.

“Indeed, the pronouncements on the protection of the environment, on the safeguarding of creation, are more frequent and – we can say – almost continuous,” commented Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See’s press office.