Pope Francis’ Advancement of the Catholic Climate Agenda
By Father Raymond J. de Souza
National Catholic Register
April 27, 2021
Both Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict contended that life ethics and social ethics should go together in theory. Pope Francis argues that they really do go together in practice.
Pope Francis issued two messages for Earth Day, April 22, including a brief video address to President Joe Biden’s two-day climate summit of world leaders. He endorsed the general climate goals of the upcoming Glasgow summit this November, just as his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, was intended to support the U.N. goals at the Paris climate summit that year.