Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020
News Every Day |

Pope Francis Links COVID-19 Pandemic With Care for Environment

Pope Francis Links COVID-19 Pandemic With Care for Environment

In his weekly general audience Wednesday at the Vatican, Pope Francis said the coronavirus pandemic has shown that there is a link between people's health and the state of the environment. 

In his comments to his largely masked and socially distanced crowd, Francis spoke about the interconnectedness of people and the planet. He said to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, "We need to look after and care for each other. And we must support those who care for the weakest, the sick and the elderly." 

The pope said people must also extend this care to what he called "our common home — to the Earth and to every creature." 

Pope Francis arrives in the St. Damaso courtyard on the occasion of the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept…
Pope Francis arrives in the St. Damaso courtyard on the occasion of the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 16, 2020.

Francis told the crowd that abusing the "ecosystems that God created" was a "grave sin."  

He added, "Today, I was reading in the newspaper about those two great glaciers in Antarctica, near the Amundsen Sea. They are about to fall. It will be terrible, because the sea level will rise, and this will bring many, many difficulties and cause so much harm. And why? Because of global warming, not caring for the environment, not caring for the common home," he said. 

The pope said there was a practical purpose in caring for the environment. 

 "We cannot expect to continue to grow on a material level without taking care of the common home that welcomes us," he said. 

He added that exploiting nature ultimately means exploiting other people. 

Francis is expected to elaborate on the themes of solidarity, fraternity and care for creation in an encyclical he is expected to sign Oct. 3 on living in the post-COVID-19 world. 
 



Read also

US, Australia, India ministers to meet in Japan next week on Indo-Pacific issues

SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed back to Halloween

Tariq Lamptey wanted by Bayern Munich in £14m transfer but Brighton hold out on £23m for ex-Chelsea kid



News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro




Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here