Pope Francis Weighs Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

Epigraph:

The sun and the moon run their courses according to a fixed reckoning.
And the stemless plants and the trees humbly submit to His will.
And the heaven He has raised high and set up a measure,
That you may not transgress the measure.
So weigh all things in justice and fall not short of the measure. (Al Quran 55:6-10)

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Source: Wall Street Journal

Pontiff considers introducing an abiding concern—environmental protection—into Catechism

By Francis X. Rocca

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings.

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