Caritas, the umbrella organization of the Catholic Church's charitable agencies, is seeking ways in using Pope Francis' "Laudato Si" in inculcating the wisdom of indigenous peoples to other societies.
A 75-year-old Swiss priest, the Rev. Xavier Arbex, who has lived and worked in Peru for over 40 years, has said that little has changed since Pope Francis' visit a year ago. The priest has decried the abuse done to people as well as the environment.
The latest five-year farm bill continues a pattern of subsidizing corporations while squeezing every last drop of use out of farm families and cropland.
Without concerted and immediate efforts toward sustainable development, "There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse," Pope Francis said on July 6.
Pope Francis said the challenge is “to find ways of ensuring the immense supply of energy required to meet the needs of all, while developing means of using natural resources that avoid creating environmental imbalances.”