Pope: Compassion for earth is vaccine against epidemic of indifference

Catholic Universe
September 15, 2020

Contemplation and compassion are the necessary components of an integral ecology that ensures both the care of the environment and the common good, Pope Francis said.

“Compassion is the opposite of indifference,” Pope Francis said during a recent audience with members of the Laudato Si’ Communities. “Our compassion is the best vaccine against the epidemic of indifference.”

The Laudato Si’ Communities in Italy were founded by Bishop Domenico Pompili of Rieti, Italy, and Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement, a grassroots organisation that promotes the preservation of local food culture and traditional cooking to counteract the rise of fast food chains and food waste.

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