The Pope Is About To Weigh In On Climate Change. Not Everyone Is Happy

June 17, 2015 11:25 PM

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Pope Francis is poised to issue a statement on church doctrine aimed at transforming climate change into a moral imperative for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics — a move that has already put him at odds with political conservatives in the United States.

In the first encyclical of his 2-year-old papacy, expected to be released Thursday, Francis is expected to call on all people to be "stewards of creation." Speaking Sunday to thousands of people at St. Peter's Square, the pope said his message is "addressed to everyone" and that he hopes it would sp...

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