A draft letter by Pope Francis calls for action against global warming

June 15, 2015 10:44 PM

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A draft of a highly anticipated letter on the environment by Pope Francis casts climate change as a threat largely caused by humans and urges action to reduce the emissions that cause global warming.

The Roman Catholic leader’s message, delivered in a letter called an encyclical, a draft of which was leaked Monday by an Italian magazine, is expected to prompt a range of responses in the coming months.

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