Pope Francis and the Natural World

October 29, 2015 6:45 PM

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Pope Francis and the Natural World

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si': On care for our common home, takes its title from a prayer composed by his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.

Pope Francis cautions that "a certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us." He fears we have confused power with progress, and mistaken economic and technological advancement with an increase in the common good. He warns that we...

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