Pope calls for new work of mercy: Care for environment

September 1, 2016 10:08 AM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is proposing adding care for the environment to the traditional, Gospel-inspired seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform.

Francis made the proposal in a message Thursday to mark the church's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which he instituted last year in a bid to highlight his green agenda.

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