Pope Francis on the Environment: Care for Persons, Care for Planet

Millennial writer Daniel DiLeo has a new article for the Catholic Health Association. He writes:

“There are at least four points that serve as pillars of Pope Francis’ ecological vision:

-The recognition and affirmation of the goodness of all creation

-Humanity’s unique place in creation

-The fact that environmental degradation harms people, especially the poor and vulnerable

-Humanity’s responsibility to steward God’s gift of creation

Although Pope Francis has expressed each of these points in his unique style, it is important to remember that he has, in many ways, built on the environmental legacies of his two immediate predecessors. Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did much to develop and advance Catholic ecological awareness, especially the concepts they called human ecology and natural ecology.”

The full article can be read here.