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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Climate Encyclica

The 5 Most Important Points of Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical

Pope Francis on June 13, 2015 in Vatican City.
Franco Origlia—Getty ImagesPope Francis on June 13, 2015 in Vatican City.

Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial.

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Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical letter on care for creation made its anticipated debut Thursday morning, and once again, the Bishop of Rome has delivered a masterpiece. The document will play a key role in United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference this November and will be a pivotal point of debate as the 2016 presidential campaign heats up here at home. So what exactly does the pope address in this letter? Here are the top five points in what Francis describes as a “dialogue with all people about our common home.”/.../

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