Pope: Future of humanity depends on protecting, sharing water

March 23, 2015
By Carol Glatz
National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City – The future of humanity depends on safeguarding and sharing potable water around the world, Pope Francis said.

“I encourage, therefore, the international community to make sure the planet’s water is adequately protected and no one is excluded or discriminated against” in the fair use of this resource, which is “the most essential element for life,” he said Sunday after reciting the Angelus with visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square.